Neither Cookie Monster nor Elmo were available for comment, but CBeebies controller Kay Benbow said,
“The development of The Furchester has been a wonderful meeting of creative minds from both CBeebies In House Production and Sesame Workshop“.
H Melvin Ming, president and chief executive officer of Sesame Workshop, added;
“This partnership brings together two dynamic, enduring brands in children’s media and we are confident that The Furchester will prove to be a great favourite with children and their parents and caregivers.”
It is not yet clear if Cookie Monster and Elmo will be relocating or commuting from Sesame Street.
It’s rumoured that Millie’s Cookies (in the Lowry Outlet) is already looking into more comprehensive security measures.
Update: Cookie Monster was eventually reached for comment by Newsnight -
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