have regularly visited London on film before, trawling Dickensian London for The Muppet
Christmas Carol , and vying with a villainous Ricky Gervais in Muppets Most Wanted , which features a heist scene at the Tower of London.
will take over the O2 Arena for three shows
Whitmire worked with puppets after graduating from high school, and eventually got a job working on The Muppet
Show in 1978.
were briey revived on TV 20 years ago but the main show aired to huge success between 1976 and 1981.
They will bring the Muppets
cult back to life again.
And Ricky probably didn't attract any flack from the furry favourites when he had a very small part in the last Muppets blockbuster, The Muppets
, in 2011.
At the height of their fame, the Muppets
were the Pixar characters of their time, headlining entertainment targeted to both children and adults.
and Lady Gaga at Christmas, Five, tomorrow, 5.
is released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 11.
(Cert U, 98 mins, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Family/Musical/Comedy/ Romance, also available to buy DVD pounds 17.
MISS Piggy and Kermit plus their fun-loving friends are back - and we've got four pairs of tickets, plus a goodie bag, to be won for their new movie, The Muppets
Director James Bobin expertly taps into that nostalgia with The Muppets
, a glorious throwback to the days of yore that sees the colourful critters facing an uncertain future in a world of technological advances and fleeting celebrity.