The Wardrobe
Series 5, Episode 11
Air date 24/03/17
Episode guide

The Wardrobe was the 11th episode of the 5th season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 24th March 2017 at 4:30pm on CBBC and CBBC HD.


Ryan, Kazima and Joseph are made to stay behind to wait for the delivery of a new wardrobe, but things go awry when Joseph becomes trapped inside it.


  • When Kazima is emptying out her old wardrobe, we briefly see a photo of her with Frank.
  • This is the first episode to end on a cartoon animation; the next one is The Phantom of Ashdene Ridge.
  • Archie, Jody and Alex are absent (although they presumably all went to the dinosaur park with the others).
  • It is revealed that Kazima never learnt how to ride a bike.


  • Archie and Jody are credited on the BBC's website, even though neither of them are in the episode.
  • When the old wardrobe falls down the stairs, it landed standing up. Where as in reality, it would've likely landed on it's side or broke.
  • When Ryan stops the wardrobe falling on top of Joseph, there would've been no way of Ryan knowing this was about to happen. As Ryan was upstairs in Kazima and Candi-Rose's room which is on the other side of the house from the garden.
  • Somehow Ryan, Kazima and Joseph managed to get the wardrobe into the house, but it would be impossible as it was too tall and wide to fit through the doors or even to move around in the house.

The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in The PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersThe Dumping Ground ExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesGI JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace The Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of it AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessI TrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in The GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody On The RopesSaved By The BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's In The CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a Hero

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact Meeting