I guess with American TV there is people that people know in America, and other countries just see it as another character.
I wrote in my journal in August here, when the new series was starting. It was pretty funny ,but not as good as in the past, but still funny :)
For the American's there is a new character called Katy Grin played by Jane Horrocks who also plays Bubble. She is based on a tv presenter in the UK, who is SO MUCH like her, called Anthea Turner. But really the character is based on all British Breakfast presenters, they are always really cheery and enthusiastic the whole time! hehe