Fearne Cotton is one of a number of stars confirmed to voice a remake of the much-loved children's TV show Teletubbies. The 33-year-old will join Jim Broadbent and Jane Horrocks to star in the new series, which is set to return to BBC 14 years after the last episode was aired.
Confirming the news to The Sun, 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 and I will certainly be watching with my kids."
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Fearne Cotton will narrate the voice trumpets on the Teletubbies remake
It is a new role for the television and radio presenter, who simultaneously announced that she was leaving Radio One and expecting her second child in February.
Fearne will join Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent to narrate The Voice Trumpets – devices which pop out of the ground and navigate the characters throughout the show. The 65-year-old, who is known for his diverse roles both in TV and film, said it was "exciting" to be involved in the remake of the popular show.
Jim Broadbent will also star in the upcoming series of the children's show
"Teletubbies is truly a British institution and it's very exciting to be involved in bringing this global hit back to our TV screens," Jim said. "I'm really looking forward to working with the Teletubbies and giving them big hugs."
Meanwhile actress Jane Horrocks will be joining the cast in a new role of the Tubby Phone, and told The Sun: "I am very excited to be playing the Tubby Phone in the new series. The series has a whole new feel to it. I think it's hilarious, and it will appeal to adults as much as it does children."
Jane Horrocks will voice the new Tubby Phone
The Teletubbies became a worldwide phenomenon after its debut in March 1997. The children's show has aired in over 120 countries and was translated into over 45 languages, with 365 episodes created in its original four series.