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This Morning Viewers Creeped Out By 'Surreal' Teletubbies Interview

This Morning Viewers Creeped Out By 'Surreal' Teletubbies Interview

The Teletubbies spoke to Holly and Phil on This Morning, but many aren't happy to hear them talking in sentences for the first time

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Viewers of ITV's This Morning tuned in and sat aghast as they heard the Teletubbies speak in full sentences for the first time ever yesterday. Click the Twitter video below to hear them talk for yourself.

The Teletubbies have been bizarre part of the global childhood experience since the show was created for the BBC back in March 1997.

However, we've never heard them utter more than their names, 'eh oh' , and a choice selection of other garbled phrases.

Until now, that is.

This is because they're making a comeback in the musical world.

No, this - unfortunately - isn't a joke, they're going to be releasing more music.

With that in mind, they appeared on the ITV morning programme today to chat with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.


When they spoke for the first time in full sentences on TV, fans were surprised to say the least, and started sharing their disbelief at the 'trippy' interview online.

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po wanted to draw attention to their new album, entitled 'Ready, Steady!' which is coming out to mark the 25th anniversary of the show.

They colourful characters are set to go up against Coldplay and the Spice Girls in the charts, but that wasn't what those watching the programme this morning were interested in.

Philip asked them: "You're up against Coldplay and the Spice Girls in the charts, so, do you think you're going to beat them?"

Laa-Laa confidently responded: "Teletubbies song the bestest song."

Po added: "Teletubbies number one!"

After being asked to come back on the show in future, Po said: "We love Holly and Phil!"


Anyway, this bizarre exchange didn't pass the folks online by, with one person commenting: "Is it just me who's a little freaked out by the Teletubbies speaking in semi coherent sentences?

"I just remember them talking in one or two word phrases - tubby custard', 'again!'"

Another said: "The Teletubbies are on this morning, and they're speaking, is this a new thing because I'm sure they just made noises when we were little???"

A third simply said: "Oh boy, how surreal."


To be fair to them, the Teletubbies have some previous with the music industry, having achieved success back in 1997 when they released the theme tune to their show.

Teletubbies say 'Eh-oh!' - the name of the song - also sold over a million copies.

You wouldn't back against them taking over the musical world again, especially now they've learned to speak properly after 25 years.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: This Morning, TV and Film, Music, UK Entertainment, Weird, ITV