Kylie Minogue, David Tennant and loads more announced as special guests for The Muppets at The O2

Jim Henson's puppets are headed to the UK

Kylie Minogue, David Tennant and more have been confirmed as special guests for The Muppets‘ live shows.

The puppets, who were originally created by Jim Henson in 1955, are set to appear in the UK for the first time later this month.

The beloved troupe will make three appearances at London’s The O2 over July 13 and 14, and have announced a raft of special guests to help them out. Along with Minogue and Tennant, the likes of comedian Kevin Bishop, actor Charles Dance, fifth Doctor Who Peter Davison, comedian Adam Hills, and pop group Steps will also feature in the shows.

“We’re thrilled and thankful to all these stars for joining us for The Muppets Take The O2,” Kermit The Frog said in a press release. “I’m sure the audience will have the time of their lives. And I promise that no celebrities will be harmed in the making of this once-in-a-lifetime event, so long as they don’t get between Miss Piggy and the audience.”

Miss Piggy added: “Moi’s fabulous performance alone is worth coming to The Muppets Take The O2, but I am delighted that so many of my famous friends are coming to join us on stage, to entertain my fans and, of course, to give moi a standing ovation.”

The Muppets’ Miss Piggy and Kermit spoke to NME earlier this year ahead of the live shows. Asked if they had a favourite rapper, Kermit said: “I hear Stormzy’s quite good.”