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Halle Berry and Steve Carell to guest on Sesame Street

Halle Berry on Sesame Street
Image caption Halle Berry will help explain the word 'nibble'

Hollywood actors Halle Berry and Steve Carell are among the stars to guest on the upcoming season of Sesame Street.

The actress will appear in a segment with puppet Elmo, explaining the word "nibble", while Carell will help explain the word "vote".

Other stars who will appear on the 43rd series include Mad Man's Jon Hamm, Zac Efron, David Beckham, Kristen Bell, Don Cheadle and Melissa McCarthy.

The new season begins in the US on 24 September.

Past seasons of the long-running children's show have included popular culture spoofs and the new season is no exception.

This year's spoofs include a parody of singing contest The Voice, in which three judges are searching for "the voice" but keep mistaking it for sounds made by other parts of the body.

There will also be a new segment called Upside Downton Abbey, in which everything keeps falling to the ceiling.

Music-wise, there will be a parody of the Survivor song Eye of the Tiger - entitled Eye of the Potato - in which Telly trains Elmo to become a hot potato champion.

And US band Train will also be appearing to sing Five By, a parody of their hit song Drive By, where they will be joined by Elmo and The Count to sing about finding the right amount.

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