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Monday 27 April 2015

Corden to voice children's TV show

James Corden will star as the voice of the narrator in the new pre-school series Little Charley Bear
James Corden will star as the voice of the narrator in the new pre-school series Little Charley Bear

Newly engaged actor James Corden is to lend his voice to a children's television show.

The former Gavin And Stacey star will act as the narrator for the pre-school series Little Charley Bear, due to begin this month on CBeebies.

Corden, 32, last month confirmed he had asked his pregnant girlfriend Julia Carey to marry him while they were on holiday.

Little Charley Bear is aimed at young children aged up to six years and features CGI animation by Annix Studios, based at Pinewood.

Greg Lynn, managing director of Chapman Entertainment said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be working with James Corden on our new imaginative and playful brand, Little Charley Bear.

"Not only is he an exceptional talent, but his voice is very warm and he creates great humour in every episode - there is a very fun relationship that exists between the narrator and Little Charley Bear."

Corden appeared in teen soap Hollyoaks but got his big TV break in 2000 when he landed a regular role in the ITV1 series Fat Friends, where he met Gavin And Stacey co-star Ruth Jones.

The actor, who played Smithy in the series, and Carey - a former TV producer who is now a charity worker - were introduced by his former flatmate, actor Dominic Cooper.

The pair appeared together in the stage and film version of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys.

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