Teletubbies turn 20 this year – and this is what the sun baby looks like now

2017-11-14 12:39

Cape Town - Teletubbies was the show that aired in homes all over the world in the late ’90s and early ’00s, and that adorable sun baby had us in fits of giggles.

At just nine months old, Jess Smith became one of the most famous faces on children’s television.

Now, 20 years later, that little baby is a grown woman and you’d be forgiven for not recognising her.

Jess revealed four years ago that she was the giggling baby girl in the hit children’s show – and people still can’t get enough of that heart-warming smile that beamed on screens along with Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po.

Jess (21) is now a dance major graduate from Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK.

She told The Sun that she first revealed her big secret during a game with fellow students, where everyone had to tell the group something they'd never have guessed about one another.

"I’m the sun from Teletubbies. There has been quite a few people pretending to be 'the sun' but only I could tell you the real story,” she explained.

She further explained that she was spotted by a health visitor who’d been asked by Ragdoll Productions to look out babies who really like to smile.

“To film the opening scene, I was set on a high chair and filmed looking down, as if I really was the sun,” she said.

And to make her do that cute giggle that lit up many homes, her dad Bill made her laugh by playing with a teddy bear behind the camera.

"I used to hide it but after a lot of encouragement from my friends at university I've gained the confidence to come out with it,” she told The Telegraph.


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