Celebrities come to the party for Play School’s 50th

Starting Monday, iconic Australian television program Play School celebrates 50 years on air with an exciting series of Play School Celebrity Covers!

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This year, iconic Australian television program Play School celebrates 50 years on air as the nation’s most respected, trusted and longest-running children’s series.

To mark this special occasion, ABC KIDS (TV and iView) will present an exciting series of Play School Celebrity Covers that is sure to entertain both young and old alike. Best of all, it starts this coming Monday!

The series of mini-episodes features a star-studded line up of popular Australian personalities turning their hand at being a Play School presenter, either performing a song or reading a story. From 4 July, episodes will air daily on ABC KIDS at 8am and 5pm.

On the program’s official birthday on 18 July, a half hour collection of a number of the mini-episodes, Play School Celebrity Covers Special, will air on ABC KIDS at 6:30pm.

The Play School Celebrity Covers series will also be available on ABC iView, with five episodes debuting on 4 July 2016 and further episodes being added to the platform daily following their broadcast on ABC KIDS.

Featuring in the Play School Celebrity Covers are:

  • 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
  • Caitlin Cooper
  • Ellie Carpenter and Michelle Heyman from the Matildas
  • Missy Higgins
  • Molly Meldrum with Charlie Pickering
  • The Umbilical Brothers
  • Tim Minchin
  • Tim Omaji
  • You Am I

For a full schedule, visit the Play School page on the ABC for Kids website.

Leigh Sales & Annabelle Crabb in the kitchen
Leigh Sales & Annabelle Crabb in the kitchen
Tim Omaji & Play School's Maurice
Tim Omaji & Play School’s Maurice
Benita Collings & Don Spencer with Play School's Big Ted & Maurice
Benita Collings & Don Spencer with Play School’s Big Ted & Maurice
Dami Im with Play School's Scrap
Dami Im with Play School’s Scrap

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