Sesame Street is back - and it's bringing Pharrell and Gwen Stefani!

Children's television show Sesame Street is returning to the UK with an extra side of awesome thanks to special star guests Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani.

The much-loved US programme, which celebrates its 47th anniversary this month, will return to screens at 4pm on Monday November 7 on the children's channel Cartoonito.

This series, set to broadcast daily, will see the multi-award-winning artists join the cast of Muppets to sing catchy songs about life lessons for young viewers.

They will be treated to Pharrell teaching Cookie Monster and Elmo about how to travel the world by reading, in a song called B Is For Book...

...while Gwen raps about the importance of friendship with a song called Be A Good Friend.

The show boasts a history of British celebrity guests, including David Beckham and Ricky Gervais, as well as late musical legends Nina Simone, Michael Jackson and Prince.

Sean Gorman, director of UK children's channels at Turner, said: "We are thrilled to be bringing the timeless and acclaimed US pre-school series Sesame Street to Cartoonito.

New best pals Gwen and Abby.
New best pals Gwen and Abby (Sesame Street/PA)

"For over four decades now, Sesame Street has been helping children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder, and we're delighted to be driving these engaging and educational messages to our young UK audience in such a fun and entertaining way."

Sesame Street will return with a number of changes, including a new character called Nina - a student who moves to the street and takes a job at the local bike shop.

There will also be new opening and closing music and a segment dedicated to the Cookie Monster called Smart Cookies, which will see him and friends use gadgets to outsmart The Crumb.

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