Play School’s 50th birthday celebrations are almost over. With impressive names in Australian music and culture, it’s been an incredible party. Tomorrow we’ll see ABC news anchor Jeremy Fernandez and singer Kate Miller-Heidke at their most playful.
On the morning of 17 July, we’re positive Jeremy Fernandez’s daughter waiting for her dad’s reading of Five Cheeky Monkeys. In an interview with the ABC, Fernandez revealed that if he could swap jobs with any ABC staffer for a week, he’d like to host Play School. The rehearsing has paid off and he’ll finally see his wish come true. With his infectious smile, Jeremy is sure to be a hit with kids.
Singer Kate Miller-Heidke will be performing on the 5pm show, singing the Owl and the Pussycat. Kate’s no stranger to musical adaptations of children’s stories. Earlier this year she performed The Rabbits, an opera which she wrote based on the children’s book by John Marsden.
Kate is a classically trained opera singer turned indie darling, and this year is expecting her first baby. Kate told the Sydney Morning Herald how pregnancy “really changed my voice… I know in pregnancy you have a lot more blood flow going on, so my voice feels weirdly better than normal.”
So pregnancy gives you thick hair, a bladder that can hold no more than a drop of liquid, and apparently a better singing voice. Who knew?
Stay tuned this week as Babyology reports on what celebrities are starring next or check out the full program guide. Also check out Play School’s official birthday launch on 18 July 2016 at 6:30pm with a collection of mini episodes.