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It's been 50 years of Sesame Street on Australian TV!

Sesame Street is set to air its 50th season in Australia on 11 July.

The iconic kid's TV show has reached children and families in more than 150 countries and has aired in 70 languages.

To celebrate the milestone, the first episode of the 50th season will premiere on Wednesday 15 July on ABC Kids, and aims to "remind families everywhere of the timeless lessons Sesame Street has always taught," Sesame Workshop COO and president of Media and Education Steve Youngwood said.

Later in the season a new neighbour will come to Sesame Street.

Played by Violet Tinnirello, eight-year-old Charlotte is the first child to join the Sesame Street cast in more than 20 years.

Who has been your favourite Sesame Street character?