Harley Bird, who has voiced children’s TV favourite Peppa Pig for the past 13 years, has announced she is stepping down from the role.
Bird, who is now 18, has voiced the character since she was five years old, having appeared in 185 episodes of the series.
She said in a statement that she is quitting the series to focus on her “next chapter”, and called the experience “an incredible journey”.
Bird will be replaced in February by Amelie Bea Smith, 9, who is the fourth actor to play the pig.
Bird replaced Lily Snowden-Fine, who voiced Pippa in the show’s first series, and Cecily Bloom, the star of the show’s second series.
It was claimed in 2018 that Bird earned £1,000 an hour for voicing Pippa.
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