Rattus Rattus is the talking rat host of the Horrible Histories Sketch series. He is performed by John Eccleston, assisted by Scott Brooker. Rattus did not appear in Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry (Fry took over the hosting duties)


In the Series 4 Song Special, he is shown to have a nephew called Scrappus, in the Alfred The Great episode in series 6, he claims to have 7000 cousins, one of whom was eaten by The empress of China and in both the Series 4 Rotten Romance special. In the background of many episodes, you can see a portrait of two rats who seem to be his parents. In the series seven Ridiculous Romantics episode he has a girlfriend called Ratalie.


Rattus Rattus is energetic and entertaining. He often attempts to make jokes throughout Horrible Histories (Possibly trying to entertain the children audiences.) He gets hurt often, for example, on the episode about music the person guitar hit Rattus with his guitar on ths back of rattus's head. (Poor Rattus :c) He is also VERY mischievous.


  • In the Big Proms Party special, he enters the Royal Albert Hall via a sewage drainpipe.
  • He is shown to be able to play the drums in series six.
  • He also hosts HH Gory Games with Dave Lamb
  • He caused himself a concussion on one episode, when he was acting out how Claudius acted when he lost his regions, by slamming his head on the wall of his hole.
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