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Peppa Pig: First same-sex couple for children's show

Beloved by pre‐school audiences in the UK, US, Australia and Latin America, Peppa Pig is arguably one of the most recognizable‐and popular ‐cartoon animals in the world. It is perhaps no wonder, then, that the programme's decision to introduce its first same-sex couple has made waves. During an episode titled Families, which first aired on Tuesday on Channel 5 in the UK, where Peppa Pig is made, the eponymous character was introduced to friend Penny Polar Bear's mothers. While drawing a portrait of her family, Penny explained: "I live with my mummy and my other mummy. One mummy is a doctor and one mummy cooks spaghetti. The programme, created by British animators Mark Baker and Neville Astley, has been running since 2004.

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