Channel Nine has committed to five new seasons of Hi-5, stretching from 2009 – 2013.
Yesterday it announced three new cast members, Lauren Brant, Tim Maddren and Fely Irvine who join Stevie Nicholson and Casey Burgess (good luck explaining this to the littlies!).
All five also appeared on Mornings With Kerri-Anne yesterday.
Irvine, Maddren and Brant collectively arrive with backrounds in music theatre, WA Academy of Performing Arts, plus roles in Blue Water High, H2O, Mortified and The Starter Wife.
Hi-5 is now Nine / South Star controlled. Martin Hersov and Cathy Payne, Directors of Hi-5 Operations, said: “We’re very proud to be launching the next phase of Hi-5 and introducing the extremely talented cast to the children of Australia and numerous other countries around the world. We eagerly anticipate the launch of Hi-5 series 11 in August.”
Sun Park, Kellie Crawford and Nathan Foley all departed last year.