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  Paddington Is Back

Ben Whishaw is to return to voice Paddington Bear for a new animated TV series for Nickelodeon.

The actor has already provided the voice for the bear for two films that were critical and box office hits.

The series for pre-schoolers will be a 3D CG-animated series, which follows the adventures of a younger Paddington.

It is being made by StudioCanal, the same company who made the movies, and will air on Nickelodeon's networks worldwide in 2020.

David Heyman who produced the Paddington films, as well as all the Harry Potter films, will be the series' executive producer.

"It is a joy to bring this uniquely life-enhancing bear to a whole new audience of younger children. We are thrilled that the inimitably brilliant Ben Whishaw will continue to voice Paddington," he said.

Each episode will see Paddington writing to Aunt Lucy from Windsor Gardens telling her what he has learnt about life from the day's adventures.

RuPaulís Drag Race UK

BBC Three has confirmed that Graham Norton and Alan Carr, will be joining RuPaul and Michelle Visage on the judging panel for RuPaulís Drag Race UK.

Norton is no stranger to RuPaulís Drag Race, having already appeared on RuPaulís Drag Race: All Stars season two in the US as a guest judge in 2016. Whilst comedian Alan Carr is a long-time fan of RuPaul, having made his acquaintance when Ru appeared on his chat show Alan Carrís Chatty Man.

The first UK adaption of the global hit will showcase the most fabulous drag queens that the UK has to offer, and Norton and Carr will appear as rotating resident judges. Each week, they will join RuPaul, Michelle Visage and a celebrity guest judge.

For the grand finale, Norton and Carr will both appear on the judging panel alongside previously announced judge Michelle Visage, where together they will assist host RuPaul in crowning the UK's Next Drag Superstar.

Graham Norton said: ďBecoming part of the drag race family makes me ridiculously happy! I canít wait to see what the UK drag queens bring to the party, but they better weeeeerk!!!Ē

Alan Carr, said: ďWow! To be sat next to Michelle Visage and Mama Ru as a guest judge on possibly one of my all-time favourite shows EVER is a dream come true. I canít wait to see what the UK Queens have got in store - itís going to be sickening! *does death drop*Ē

 

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