Sesame Street star Elmo has come under fire in the headlines recently - and it's all due to the underage sex scandal surrounding puppeteer Kevin Clash. But, thankfully, the little monster can still depend upon crooner Michael Buble to stick by him during this difficult time...
And it seems as if the 'Hollywood' singer will even be celebrating the festive season with Elmo!
Elmo was pre-recorded as a guest for Michael Buble's Christmas TV show Home For The Holidays - presumably with Kevin Clash in tow - and some believed that the recent lawsuit scandal would throw the little critter's performance with Michael into jeopardy.
However Perez Hilton have quoted Michael Buble defending his furry friend, with the singer insisting that his opinions of Elmo remain the same as ever:
“There was never a discussion to lose him. The truth is, Elmo didn’t do anything. He’s a three-year-old monster. He’s innocent, sweet, and funny — and very polite, too.”
Which translates to, basically: "LEAVE ELMO ALONE" - and we agree. The puppet did nothing.
And it sounds as if Elmo's performance with Michael Buble is exactly what his image needs after the recent scandal - after all, how could the pair's rendition of 'All i Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth' be anything short of adorable?
“[The performance is] so warm and sweet. It really is a beautiful moment. I think people will enjoy it.”
We can't wait to see the pair together - it'll be nice to see Michael Buble lending Elmo his shoulder to lean upon during this difficult time!