Ross King voices new-look Wombles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 September 2020
Ross King

Ross King

TV presenter Ross King will voice Great Uncle Bulgaria in the new CGI-animated short film remake of 'The Wombles'

Ross King will voice Great Uncle Bulgaria in 'The Wombles' film.

The 58-year-old television presenter has been announced as the first voice artist of the new CGI-animation short film that supports Remember A Charity Week from 7th to 13th September, which encourages people to leave a gift to charity in their Will after their family and friends are taken care of.

Ross said in a statement: "Remember A Charity is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and it's a privilege to support such an important cause as part of my role working with 'The Wombles'.

"Gifts in Wills account for a third of most charities' annual voluntary income, allowing them to continue their vital work. No matter how big or small, every gift counts, and many charities wouldn't exist without them.

"Working with 'The Wombles' and Remember A Charity has made me reflect on how I want to be remembered, and leaving a gift in your Will is a fantastic way to pass on something wonderful to benefit future generations."

The beloved characters first appeared in children's novels written by Elisabeth Beresford from 1968, before the BBC commissioned them for a kids television show in the mid-70s.

The furry creatures lived in Wimbledon Common and aimed to help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in creative ways.

Meanwhile, Piers Morgan has recently slammed the "utterly insane" remake of the show following the film's attempt to revise the series for a modern, politically correct era.

Piers previously said: "I knew eventually that the woke brigade would come for 'The Wombles'. When I was growing up I loved 'The Wombles'. Bear in mind the wombles are fictitious creatures, they are not humans.

"The family of Elizabeth Beresford, who created 'The Wombles', have been surprised to put it mildly, annoyed to put it accurately, that apparently in a new CGI version of the revamped version, a new BBC remake of it, apparently they now have wombles with deliberately darker skin tones to reflect diversity."

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