Am I just crazy, or does Cookie Monster...
... look and act a hell of a lot like Brian Blessed?
No, seriously. They're both loud... boisterous... given to large, sweeping gestures... loved by all ages... extremely hairy, with large mouths... and tend to leave wreckage and/or destruction in their wake.
They're both also fucking hilarious when given the opportunity to trample all over a scene. Or in this case, guest host a British TV news programme.