There’s a bear in there…
Logie winner Miranda Tapsell is joining the cast of our most illustrious children’s TV show.
Play School is preparing to celebrate 50 years on-air, making it the second-longest running kids’ TV show in the world.
Even better, they’re ringing in the new year with a brand-new presenter in Tapsell, 26, who is best known for her work in the Channel Nine drama Love Child and smash hit film The Sapphires.
Just as generations of kids grew up with Benita, Noni, and Monica, so will modern kids with Miranda Tapsell, Eddie Perfect, and Justine Clarke.
Tapsell used her Logies acceptance speech to call for more diversity on local television.
“Put more beautiful people of colour on TV, and connect viewers in ways that transcend race and unite us. That’s the real team Australia,” she said in her speech which was given a standing ovation.
Tapsell has been standing up for herself since she was a schoolgirl, always questioning why there was one set of rules for some people and another for others.
Tapsell was born in Darwin and moved to West Arnhem Land when she was five.