Select Page
Image copyright PA Media
Image caption Harley Bird won a Bafta for the function in 2011

The starlet who voices Peppa Pig is leaving the function after more than a years.

Harley Bird, 18, who has actually been the animation character’s voice given that she was 5, stated the cast of the TELEVISION series had actually offered her “extraordinary memories”.

She will be changed by nine-year-old Amelie Bea Smith, who ends up being the 4th starlet to handle the voice of the anthropomorphic pig.

Smith will initially appear in the Peppa Pig episode on Valentine’s Day.

Bird, who remains in her last year of A-Levels, won a Bafta for the function in 2011 and carried out tunes for the current Peppa Pig My First Album release.

Media playback is unsupported on your gadget

Media caption Meet the voice of Peppa Pig – Harley Bird

She stated: “Becoming the voice of Peppa Pig at the age of 5 was the start of an unbelievable journey, and I’ll always remember my time on the program.”

She included her co-stars on the program had actually “ended up being like a household” and had actually offered her “memorable memories.”

Bird stated she was “anticipating beginning the next chapter” and wanted Smith “the very best of luck” in the function.

Peppa Pig co-creators Neville Astley and Mark Baker stated: “As our longest-standing Peppa, Harley’s acclaimed contribution to the program over the previous 13 years has actually been incredible, making her an essential part of the success of Peppa Pig.”

Smith formerly appeared in a number of episodes of EastEnders in 2018 and 2019.

Her representative, Mark Jermin stated she has actually been “a big fan of the program considering that she was bit, so voicing the title function resembles a dream come to life”.

Astley and Baker stated they are “positive” Smith “will continue the strong tradition of the previous Peppa voice stars.”

Image copyright PA Media
Image caption Smith will initially appear in the Peppa Pig episode on Valentine’s Day

She is the 4th artist to handle the function after Bird, Lily Snowden-Fine and Cecily Bloom.

Lily Snowden-Fine was the very first to voice Peppa Pig when the series debuted in 2004, prior to Cecily Bloom supplied the voice of the character in the 2nd series in 2006.

Bird took over from the 3rd series in 2007, and has actually appeared in 185 episodes of the program.

Smith’s voice as Peppa Pig will be heard in the UK, the United States, Australia and other global areas that reveal episodes in English.

Peppa Pig initially aired in 2004 on Channel 5’s Milkshake and Nick Jr.

It is now readily available in more than 180 areas and is relayed in more than 40 languages.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51318539