Family favourite

Presenter Michelle Lim Davidson with Diddle.
Presenter Michelle Lim Davidson with Diddle.

Never did she imagine the stars would align two years ago, not only for her to get the gig but also film her first episode with McFarlane.

‘We film very quickly and normally only get to do everything once or twice, which is part of Play School‘s charm really,’ Davidson said.

‘You get to see any little mistakes or if something falls over, mainly because play at home isn’t perfect and you just want it to be as natural as possible.’

Davidson is preparing to head to Perth with co-presenter Alex Papps as part of the Play School Live Prince of Bears tour.

‘I just love entertaining the kids, seeing them enjoy themselves and they’re always very excited, but not usually to see us, mainly the toys,’ she said.

‘They’re the real stars of the show, so as long as we bring the toys along, everyone’s happy.’

The production follows Prince Big Ted in his quest to find a castle to live in where he meets many friends along the way who help.

Davidson said she did not want to give away too many spoilers, but it was a happy adventure that her young audiences loved.

And despite the Sydneysider, who is also currently in ABC’s new show Utopia, saying she wasn’t supposed to have a favourite Play School toy, Davidson let slip Humpty Dumpty would always have a special place in her heart.

Play School Live Prince of Bears is showing at Lake Joondalup Baptist College on Saturday, August 30, and Saturday, September 6.

Tickets at kidspromotions.com.au.

– Community Newspaper Group has 10 family passes to give away to Play School Live Prince of Bears. Enter at inmycommunity.com.au. Competition closes August 25.