The role of Peppa Pig is a "dream come true" for the nine-year-old actress who is taking over as the voice of the much-loved cartoon character.
Amelie Bea Smith is the fourth voice artist to bring the famous pig to life in the pre-school animated British TV series, which has become a global hit.
Amelie is following in the footsteps of Harley Bird (18) who has voiced Peppa from the age of five, and won a Bafta for the role in 2011.
Lily Snowden-Fine was the first to voice Peppa Pig when the series debuted in 2004, before Cecily Bloom provided the voice of the character in the second series in 2006.
Bird took over in 2007 from the third series, and has appeared in 185 episodes of the cartoon about the anthropomorphic female pig, and her family and friends.
Amelie, who appeared in several episodes of EastEnders in 2018 and 2019, will first appear in the Peppa Pig episode on Valentine's Day.