Play School to celebrate 50 years with star-studded birthday

Kinderling News & Features

Get ready for some epic birthday celebrations! Beloved kids show Play School celebrates 50 years this July and they’re throwing all sorts of specials that have just been announced.

We’re most excited about the Play School Celebrity Covers series, which will feature a galaxy of Aussie stars playing host and singing the show’s famous songs. Expect to see You Am I, Emma Wiggle, Bernard Fanning, Play School alumni Benita Collings with Don Spencer, Missy Higgins, Delta Goodrem, Hamish & Andy and plenty more (see the full list below). It kicks off on ABC KIDS and iView from July 4. 

You Am I

TV / radio star Kate Ritchie will also present Big Ted's Excellent Adventure: 50 Years of Play School, a documentary that takes a nostalgic journey through five decades of the show, Aussie childhood and social history with appearances by well-loved hosts Benita Collings, John Waters and Justine Clarke.

Delta Goodrem

Plus on the show’s actual birthday week starting July 18, Play School will be celebrating with specially-themed shows with presenters Alex PappsKaren PangTeo Gerbert and Miranda Tapsell and all your favourite toys.

Guy Sebastian

The Full list of stars on Play School Celebrity Covers are (deep breath): Adam Goodes, Annabel Crab with Leigh Sales, Architecture in Helsinki, Benita Collings with Don Spencer, Bernard Fanning, Carrie Bickmore, Costa Georgiadis, Dami Im, Dan Sultan, Delta Goodrem, Emma Wiggle, Guy Sebastian, Hamish and Andy, Jeremy Fernandez, John Hamblin, Josh Thomas, Kate Ceberano with her daughter Gypsy, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, Kurt Fearnley with Rachael Coopes, Lee Lin Chin with Takaya Honda, Magda Szubanksi, players from the Matildas, Missy Higgins, Molly Meldrum with Charlie Pickering, The Umbilical Brothers, Tim Minchin, Tim Omaji and You Am I.

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