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It’s the endearing ABC Kids’ show, which follows the adventures of a family of Blue Heeler dogs, yes, we’re talking about Bluey, of course.
This animated series has become a global hit and has grown a cult following among children and parents alike.
Joining the impressive Bluey fan-base is a growing list of celebrities who admit they can’t get enough of this show that’s all about the everyday moments of childhood and family life.
The animated series follows the adventures of Bluey and her little sister, Bingo.
Natalie Portman, 40, had a voice guest spot in a Season 3 episode of Bluey, titled Whale Watching. The Black Swan star narrated a whale documentary on the show.
In 2021 the Star Wars actress was spotted reading Bluey books to her kids while on a Sydney Harbour Cruise.
Hamish Blake and Zoë Foster Blake
He’s the famously funny guy, a comedian on television and radio and she’s the best-selling author with a beauty business empire that is the envy of many.
But with all their success, when the parents of seven-year-old Sonny and four-year-old Rudy were offered a voiceover role in season two of Bluey, it was a career highlight for them both.
At the time, Hamish, 40, announced the news to Instagram, writing:
“Career Pinnacle! My sweet lady wife and I got to voice a few pooches in the new season of Bluey coming out soon! I am genuinely star struck to be the Hammerbarn employee in this quick scene with Bandit. My hero. In all seriousness, we luuuurrve Bluey, it’s imagination, it’s heart, its Aussie-ness, its celebration of playing, it’s perfect wry ability to capture the challenges and above all, joys, of being a parent. Plus it’s genuinely hilarious (the Hammerbarn ep, which is the Bluey World’s take on Bunnings, made me LOL) Simply put we, like everyone, are a big Bluey house. When the chance came up to be part of it, there was only one possible response: whackadoo.
Zoë, 40, also shared the news to fans via her Instagram story. The Go-To skincare founder and author called the Bluey guest spot a “genuine life highlight”.
“Bluey is by FAR the most loved and watched TV show in our house. It is so clever and funny, and full of heart,” Zoë wrote, following the announcement.
Returning for season three, Hamish Blake has reprised his role as ‘Jack’s Dad’ in the episode, Explorers.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
Actress Eva Mendes and her partner Ryan Gosling also look to the iconic Australian children’s cartoon to help entertain their two daughters, Esmeralda, seven, and Amada, five, during the pandemic.
“They love Bluey! Bluey is huge in our house. Huge,” Eva tells Now To Love.
“It’s really beautiful, I really love Bluey. They get kind of this crazy energy afterwards and they play tricks on us. They really love the frozen statue thing. But they love Bluey and we love Bluey and we watch it a lot,” Eva explains of
“I think we’ve seen them all like twice over. We’ve binged Bluey,” she laughs.
Being a super-fan paid off for the Hollywood star, as Eva provides the voice of the yoga video instructor in the season three episode, Born Yesterday.
Billy Joel and his daughters
Singer Billy Joel threw a Bluey-themed birthday party for his six-year-old daughter, Della Rose.
The Uptown Girl singer shares Della and Remy with his wife, Alexis Roderick.
In a column for Stellar Magazine at the end of 2020, Carrie credits the animated series for helping to get her and her children through the Melbourne lockdown period.
“Thank you for getting our kids through the toughest year in their young lives to date,” wrote The Project host.
“You were there during the long days in lockdown. You distracted them when we needed to work with one of them at our feet. You made us laugh when we were stretched as a family.”
The 41-year-old mum said the animated series was like “putting a mirror up to our family”.
Carrie finished the column with this final piece of praise for the show:
“Just know that when I think of 2020 and all its pain, one of the shining lights will be you, and the excitement that echoed through the house when your opening jingle played.”
Carrie has three children, Evie, six, and Adelaide, three, with partner Chris Walker, and son Oliver, 14, with late husband Greg Lange, who died of brain cancer in 2010.
Australian actress Rose Byrne and her partner, Bobby Cannavale, share two young sons, Rocco, six, and Rafa, four.
The Bridesmaids star told The Daily Telegraph in May 2020, that the family have been bunkering down during the pandemic at their home in New York and yep, you guessed it, they’ve been watching Bluey.
“There’s been a lot of Sesame Street and Bluey,” says the 42-year-old.
“We’ve also been cooking a lot, and we’ve been doing some homeschooling. You go through stages of cabin fever, but we’re lucky to have a place that we can stay in.”
The 18-year-old Wildlife Warrior is the latest celebrity to lend his voice to a character in Bluey.
“I’ve had so many hilarious and awesome and scary and fun and exciting adventures with animals. But I’ve never gotten to actually be an animal before or be the voice of an animal,” the son of the late Steve Irwin tells The Associated Press.
In a season two episode called The Quiet Game, Bob voices a toy store clerk named Alfie.
Robert says he tapped into his knowledge of dingoes at the zoo and his own pet pug to get into character.
“I feel like I have a lot to draw from,” he says. “I definitely know the mind of a dog quite well. And it was fun to sort of step into those shoes.”
Robert says Blue Heelers, also known as Australian Cattle Dogs, are smart and natural herders.
“They’re really these amazing, intelligent, loyal working dogs,” he says.
“If you’re going to adopt a Blue Heeler, you definitely want to be ready for a very energetic dog.”
Even former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull is a Bluey fan from way back.
In 2019 the grandfather-of-four took to Twitter to share an article titled, Love letter to Bandit: how Bluey’s brilliant dad upped my game at playtime and suggested all grandfathers could take a leaf from the Heelers’ parenting playbook.