The Moulin Rouge! star is set to play the 'Voice Trumpet' which makes announcements in the beloved children's programme.

A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Teletubbies is a British institution and Jim has one of the most recognisable voices in the industry. It's not a done deal but all parties are keen."

The original show, featuring colourful aliens Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, ran from 1997 to 2001.