Peppa Pig fans can expect a change. According to a recent report from CNN, 18-year-old Harley Bird will no longer voice the title role of Peppa.

So who will replace Bird as the voice of the show’s title character? Reportedly, nine-year-old Amelie Bea Smith will become the next Peppa as of February.

Show co-creators Neville Astley and Mark Baker told CNN, “We’re delighted to welcome Amelie to the Peppa Pig voice cast and confident that she will continue the strong legacy of the previous Peppa voice actors.”

Bird, who has voiced the character for 13 years, previously won a BAFTA award for her work on the popular show. Even though Bird holds the role as the longest standing voice of Peppa Pig, she isn’t the only actress who has played the role. Lily Snowden-Fine and Cecily Bloom previously voiced the character.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Peppa Pig via Instagram 

 

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