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Danny Baker to write Muppets-style show for BBC One

Category: Entertainment

Published: 18th Jun 2012 17:37:32

Broadcaster and comedy writer Danny Baker has confirmed he is writing a new Muppets-style TV show for BBC One.

With a working title of No Strings Attached, it will feature puppets alongside real-life celebrities.

The teatime show is being developed in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company, the production outfit behind The Muppets.

"I'm writing the new Muppet/Puppet show for BBC/Henson," Baker revealed on Twitter. "There I've said it."

The 5 Live and BBC London presenter also posted a picture of himself, posing with a toy of Muppets character Kermit the Frog.

Baker, who has previously written material for Chris Evans and Jonathan Ross, won a Sony Radio Award last month for speech radio personality of the year.

Last year he revealed he had received the all clear after being diagnosed with cancer in 2010.

In March a spokesman confirmed the BBC were working on a chat show format, fronted by a new puppet.

The show was looking for "a warm, funny, cheeky, Saturday night host" to present it, the BBC representative went on.

Stephen Fry previously starred in a BBC pilot of the Muppets-style show, which was produced but never broadcast.

The Muppets recently returned to the big screen, going on to win this year's Oscar for best original song.

A sequel will start filming next year. A new Muppets TV series is also in the works in the US.

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