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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was the Voice of Paddington Bear in Ukrainian

Paddington Bear in Ukraine was voiced by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Paddington Bear in Ukraine was voiced by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

British actor Hugh Bonneville tweeted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was the voice for Paddington Bear in Ukraine.

As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, the besieged country has caught everyone’s imagination and hitherto unknown facts about Ukraine have been emerging. One of the facts that has awed people is that Ukraine’ president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, used to be an actor. In fact, he starred in a show where he played the president of the country. A few years later, he did become the head of the country. Besides this, social media has been filled with his acting and dance clips. Revealing another such detail about Zelenskyy, British actor Hugh Bonneville tweeted that the Ukrainian president was the voice for Paddington Bear in Ukraine. Paddington is a popular family movie and Bonneville was part of the British production.

“Until today I had no idea who provided the voice of @paddingtonbear in Ukraine. Speaking for myself, thank you, President Zelenskiy. #PaddingtonBear.”

“For those across the world who cherish the values of Paddington…”

Netizens were amazed by this fact.

“This guy is unbelievable. If he were a character in a film you would say it’s too far fetched, yet… I’m guessing you also know he won DWTS for his moves…”

“And he won Ukraine’s Strictly Come Dancing.”

“He’s also got a law degree and probably crochets as well.”

“If when this is all over someone said he was the new James Bond no one would disagree with the casting.”

“I have a feeling the Paddington statue at Paddington station is going to get some flowers and a bit of blue and yellow decoration.”

A video of Zelenskyy has been going viral that shows him busting a move in a TV dance show “Tantsi z zirkamy” which is the Ukraine TV version of “Dancing with the Stars”. The clip shows Zelenskyy in different outfits, dancing to different songs. As per USA Today, Zelenskyy and his partner on the show, dancer Olena Shoptenko, won it in 2006.

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first published:March 01, 2022, 11:40 IST