Time for Teletubbies for David Walliams and Rochelle Humes

Author, actor, comedian and presenter David Walliams and singer/TV presenter Rochelle Humes are the latest British stars to join the voice cast of the hit CBeebies series Teletubbies.

The two will join the existing cast of Jim Broadbent, Fearne Cotton, Jane Horrocks, Daniel Rigby and Antonia Thomas as they lend their voices to Teletubbies’ distinctive and much-loved Voice Trumpets. Walliams and Humes will feature in the second series, which will air on CBeebies in spring 2017. 2017 is a significant year for Teletubbies as it will be 20 years since the original series first appeared on British television.

In addition to showcasing the new voice stars, the second series will introduce a number of new elements including:

  • a new area of Teletubbyland called the Hidey Hup – a beautiful hidden glade containing equipment for physical Teletubby fun including the Tubby Bouncy, Tubby Slidey, Tubby Uppy Downy and the Tubby Spinny;
  • a brand new way of getting around in their new ‘honk honk’ Tubby Car;
  • and a new signature song for the adorable and intrepid little Tiddlytubbies – Mi-Mi, Daa Daa, Baa, Ping, RuRu, Nin, Duggle Dee and Umby Pumby.

Viewers can also look out for the story of pink tubby custard turning green and a very special Tubby Custard ride carriage for Noo-noo!

David Walliams says: “It’s really thrilling to be asked to take part in Teletubbies, it’s such an iconic show and it’s watched all around the world by millions and millions of children, it was just too good a thing to turn down.”

Rochelle Humes says: “I’ve always been such a big fan of the Teletubbies. My sister and I used to watch it together when we were younger and as I now have a little girl, it was a real ‘no-brainer” to be part of it. I jumped at the chance to be involved.”

Kay Benbow Controller CBeebies says: “We are thrilled to welcome David and Rochelle to join the fun in Teletubbyland. The series has already attracted a stellar cast of British talent and David Walliams and Rochelle are no exception. We can’t wait to hear how their distinctive voices and personalities add another layer of fun and magic to the show.”

Award-winning UK production company, Darrall Macqueen, is producing 60 more episodes of the iconic show for DHX and CBeebies making a total of 120 episodes across the two series.

January 9, 2017 11:48am by CBeebies   Comments (0)

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