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New Teletubbies series launches soon!

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New Teletubbies series launches soon!

Fearne Cotton is to voice a character in the new version of our old favourite children’s TV show - and we can’t wait!

The ex-BBC Radio 1 DJ is to make her return to children's TV on the upcoming 21st-century version of the BBC series that featured alien characters Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po and ran from 1997 to 2001.

Fearne said: "Teletubbies holds a special place in my heart so I'm honoured to be part of this well-loved TV show. As a mum, I am sure the new series will enthral a new generation of children and I will certainly be watching with my kids."

The presenter - who has two-year-old son Rex with husband Jesse Wood and has just given birth to their second child - will provide the vocals for the Voice Trumpets while 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress Jane Horrocks will be the voice of the aliens' new 21st century gadget, the Tubby Phone.

Jane shared: "I am very excited to be playing the Tubby Phone in the new series. It has a whole new feel to it, I think it's hilarious and it will appeal to adults as much as it does children."

Meanwhile, 'Harry Potter' actor Jim Broadbent will also be voicing a character on the new series.

Staying true to the original series Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po retain their huggable features but have been updated to cater for today’s little ones. The Teletubbies now have 21st century Touch Screen Tummies, which will broadcast beautiful live action films, shot from a child’s perspective.

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Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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