Teletubbies go head-to-head with Coldplay as they release 25th anniversary album

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The Teletubbies have reunited ahead of their 25th anniversary to release a new album.

Titled Ready, Steady, Go!, it will feature 10 songs, including the title track single and Peekaboo, which are due to be released on 25 September.

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po – who celebrate the milestone next year – will release eight singles and their accompanying music videos every subsequent Saturday, with the full album available from 15 October.

The release will see them go head to head with Coldplay in the charts, as the band release their ninth studio album Music Of The Spheres on the same day.

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It could also reignite a 1990s chart battle with the Spice Girls, who are due to release a greatest hits compilation, Spice 25, two weeks later on 29 October to mark their own 25th anniversary.

The girl group beat the pop hit Teletubbies Say “Eh-oh!” to the Christmas number one spot in 1997 with their song Too Much.

The Teletubbies’ hit single, from their 1998 compilation Teletubbies – The Album, remained in the top 100 for 41 weeks and has sold more than 1.3 million copies.

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The original children’s TV series aired from March 1997 to February 2001, with a revival airing from November 2015 to October 2018.

They also released an album, Big Hugs, in 2017 with music from the new series.

The series, in which the characters say “Eh Oh” and sport antennae on their heads, was designed to encourage young children to watch television creatively and to “nurture childhood development”.

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