Emu Sold At Auction In Wiltshire

31 May 2018, 14:11 | Updated: 31 May 2018, 14:17

TV's Emu puppet

One of the last remaining Emu puppets has sold at auction for more than £8000.

It was made famous on TV in the 1970s and 1980s by Rod Hull. 

Emu was bought a collector who already own Orville the Duck and George, the pink hippo from Rainbow. 

Puppeteer Phil Fletcher from Wigan said: ''I'm 41 so I vividly remember seeing Emu on television when I was growing up. Rod Hull was one ofthe best puppeteers, but also criminally under-rated. Because audiences totally bought into the character of Emu, they forgot that Rod was operating him. He was brilliant.''