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