Fearne Cotton to voice new series of Teletubbies

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Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton has been named as one of the voices who will star in the new series of children's show Teletubbies.

The programme was a massive hit when it was first on TV, from 1997 to 2001, and is set to return later this year.

Radio 1 DJ Fearne will be the voice of one of the trumpets that come out of the ground.

The original Teletubbies series attracted an audience of more than one billion children and was watched in 120 countries around the world.

Fearne Cotton 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 whole new generation of children across Britain and I will certainly be watching with my kids."

The series is scheduled to air later this year on CBeebies.