|What Would Gus Want?|
|Series 1, Episode 5|
|Air date||25th January 2013|
|Written by||Elly Brewer|
|Directed by||Stewart Svaasand|
The Real Faith Davis
The Dumping Ground is divided when a same-sex couple show an interest in fostering Gus . As Johnny and Elektra debate about whether gay couples should be allowed to adopt, Gus is in turmoil about leaving the Dumping Ground and father figure Mike behind.
- Last appearance of Noah Marullo as Gus Carmichael .
- The episode was nominated for, and won, "Best Children's Television Script" at the "2013 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards".
- This is the third time Gus is seen wearing something other than his standard navy polo shirt and baige trousers.
- This is the first episode in the Tracy Beaker franchise to feature a gay couple.