David Walliams and Rochelle Humes join the Teletubbies

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

The pair will feature in the second series, joining 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.

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.

There will also be 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!

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

“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.” – Kay Benbow Controller CBeebies

The preschool favourite follows a fictional species of alien-like creatures named so for the television screens in their abdomens. The show originally aired on BBC Two between 1997-2001 before returning with new episodes in 2016.

The second series will air on CBeebies in spring 2017. This year is a significant landmark for Teletubbies as it will be 20 years since the original series first appeared on British television.

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