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Sunday 28 December 2014

Teletubbies may snap up Michael Jackson concert dates

Po and Tinky-Winky
Po and Tinky-Winky
Michael Jackson wearing an old policeman's helmet in London
Michael Jackson performing 'We Are The World', on stage during the World Music Awards at Earls Court in central London
Michael Jackson (centre) with his brothers L-R: Marlon, Jackie, Randy and Tito "The Jackson Five" at Heathrow Airport, London after arriving from Amsterdam for their British tour
Fans of the late singer Michael Jackson comfort each other as some openly wept in front of UCLA Medical center after learning of Jackson's death in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 25, 2009
Michael Jackson performs with his brothers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles as part of their Victory Tour concert.
Michael Jackson's white crystal glove is seen on display at the Julien's Auctions Michael Jackson exhibit in Beverly Hills, California
Michael Jackson, center left, performs with his brothers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles as part of their Victory Tour concert
Laurel Edelstein, 23, cries while holding a pillow with a picture of singer Michael Jackson outside the UCLA Medical Center, in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 25, 2009
Michael Jackson poses on stage during the Jacksons' Victory Tour
Michael Jackson wears a mask as he leaves a gallery in Berlin
Jermaine Jackson, brother of Michael Jackson, right, speaks during a news conference at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson, the sensationally gifted child star who rose to become the "King of Pop" and the biggest celebrity in the world only to fall from his throne in a freakish series of scandals, died Thursday. He was 50. (AP Photo/ Matt Sayles)
A Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department patrol car sits parked across from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Railroad Station near Los Olivos, California
Michael Jackson holds his daughter Paris Katherine as he stands in the window of his suite in the Adlon hotel in Berlin
Grammy winners Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie pose together backstage at the Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles
Wax Museum curator Curtis Huber, left, and curator assistant Eric Valencia lift a wax figure of Michael Jackson to put in the front display at the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
Michael Jackson
Media and spectators wait for a news conference about Michael Jackson's death at UCLA Medical Plaza June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The iconic pop star, 50, was rushed to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest, according to reports.
Michael Jackson in his ground-breaking Thriller video.
LONDON - MARCH 05: Michael Jackson attends a press conference to announce plans for a summer residency of concerts at the O2 Arena, Grenwich on March 5, 2009 in London, England.
LONDON - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Michael Jackson performs on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London.
LONDON - MARCH 05: Michael Jackson attends a press conference to announce plans for a summer residency of concerts at the O2 Arena, Grenwich on March 5, 2009 in London, England.
LONDON - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Michael Jackson performs on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London.
Michael Jackson 1958-2009
US singer Michael Jackson announces that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, which he announced at a press conference at the London O2 Arena, Thursday, March 5, 2009. The singer also stated that this would be his final performances in London. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
SANTA MARIA, CA - JUNE 13: Michael Jackson waves as he leaves Santa Barbara County Superior Court after he was acquitted in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. He pleaded innocent.
SANTA MARIA, CA - JUNE 13: Michael Jackson waves as he leaves Santa Barbara County Superior Court after he was acquitted in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. He pleaded innocent.
Singer Michael Jackson on stage in 1987.
Singer Michael Jackson performs with his brothers at his 30th anniversary celebration on 10th September, 2001 in Madison Square Garden in New York.
Singer Michael Jackson performs at his 30th anniversary celebration on 10th September, 2001 in Madison Square Garden in New York.
Singer Michael Jackson in 1989 in New York.
Singer Michael Jackson appears before the press in 1988 in New York.
Singer Michael Jackson ouside Madame Tussauds in London
Singer Michael Jackson on stage for the start of a tour in July, 1983 In Kansas
Michael Jackson on stage in 1993.
Singer Michael Jackson on stage in 1987
Singer Michael Jackson performs on stage in 1987 in Japan.

Two of the Teletubbies were spotted moonwalking on the banks of the Thames today, prompting rumours the squeaky-voiced children’s favourites could fill some of the concert dates left vacant by the death of Michael Jackson.



Tinky Winky, the big purple one, and Po, the little red one, were seen cavorting within sight of the O2 arena, where Jackson was due to perform a series of 50 farewell gigs.

His death last month from a heart attack at the age of 50 has left gaps in the venue’s schedule and the Teletubbies are understood to be considering a reunion tour which could see them perform at the south London arena.

Since their 1997 launch the Teletubbies have achieved success around the world and scored a chart number one with Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh.

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