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Donald Duck was not the only children’s favourite taking to the high seas this week. Basil Brush joined the Ocean Village cruise ship and immediately headed for the bridge to take over navigational duties.
The famous fox won’t actually be in command of the vessel – he will be performing live shows in the ship’s Connexions bar, and posing for pictures with children and their parents during Mediterranean sailings for the rest of the summer.
He’ll have a chance to meet up with Bagpuss and Paddington Bear, who are also on board. I hope there are no showbiz tantrums over who is top of the bill. Boom, boom !
Picture: Basil Brush® © 2009 I Owen/P Firmin/Entertainment Rights PLC