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Jarvis Cocker meets Edd The Duck as CBBC turns 30

Pulp frontman appeared on 'BBC Breakfast' this morning

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker appeared on BBC Breakfast earlier today (September 9), requesting to meet children’s TV puppet Edd The Duck following his appearance on the BBC 1 morning show.

Edd The Duck first appeared on children’s channel CBBC in 1988. With CBBC marking its 30th anniversary, former presenter Andy Crane was invited on BBC Breakfast to discuss the famous puppet, as well as the impact of CBBC as a whole.

A photo posted on the BBC Breakfast Twitter feed shows Cocker and Edd The Duck pictured together. Cocker had also appeared on the show following his recent return to BBC Radio 6 Music following a year’s absence.

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Cocker is to host a ‘voyage to the bottom of the sea’ at London’s Royal Albert Hall this week as part of the BBC’s Late Night Proms series.

Alongside the BBC Philharmonic orchestra, the Pulp frontman will perform songs by The Beatles and Echo And The Bunnymen, as well as tell stories about the deep sea and ocean-based monsters. The orchestra will perform music by John Williams, Wagner and Bach.

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“For one night only the Royal Albert Hall will be transformed into a giant diving bell, taking us on a voyage to the bottom of the sea, a voyage to the bottom of ourselves,” said Cocker. “Joining me on board we have a champion free diver, a giant squid hunter, two men called Roger, psychologist Carl Jung and the BBC Philharmonic.”

The event is based on Cocker’s Radio 4 show Wireless Nights and is scheduled to take place on Thursday (September 10).

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