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Madonna awarded Blue Peter badge
Madonna and Matt Baker
Madonna's book is based on the Kabbalah faith
Pop star Madonna has been given a coveted Blue Peter badge by the long running BBC children's TV show.

Presenter Matt Barker interviewed the singer about her fourth children's book The Adventures of Adbi.

The interview will be shown on digital channel CBBC on Tuesday and on BBC One on Wednesday.

Other famous Blue Peter badge-holders include the Queen, Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park and actors Brad Pitt and Joseph Fiennes.

Madonna's Blue Peter award came for her appearance on the programme and is the same honour bestowed upon viewers who contribute an idea to the show or appear as a guest.

Kabbalah faith

There are five Blue Peter badges in total. Others include a gold award for outstanding achievement, a silver award for a special contribution, a green award for conservation efforts and a competition badge.

Madonna's book is based on the Kabbalah faith which she has embraced in recent years, alongside husband Guy Ritchie.

In November Madonna gave a public reading to the launch the book on London's Oxford Street.

The illustrated story, part of a series of five tales, centres on Italian greyhound Lotsa de Casha, a wealthy dog who is still unhappy.

Blue Peter has been on air since 1958 and is screened five nights a week.

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