If you’re like me, and have been on hunger-strike, wondering, waiting, yearning, writhing(?) to find out who the baby in the sun in the TeleTubbies series was, then you’ll be relieved to know you can eat today, as 19 year-old Jess Smith from the UK has come forward to publicly reveal that she WAS, infact, the face of the baby sun in The Teletubbies.
On her Facebook she wrote, “So I’ve recently celebrated my 19th birthday and after a lot of thought, I’ve decided it’s time to tell everyone. 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. I am 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. Everyone says they can see the likeness between my face now and me as a baby. I still have a baby face. I haven’t changed much either. I am still giggly.” She also shared a letter from the production company as proof.
Jess says she received £250 (less than $400) and a box of toys for the role and hasn’t received any royalties, and she used the money to by that hot dress for the pub crawl, that you see above…
Congratulations to Jess for coming out publicly, that takes a lot of courage, and welcome to being an International ICON — the absolute best Christmas gift anyone could ask for!