The Teletubbies’ original Sun baby is now all grown up and has in fact just welcomed her first child.
Jess Smith, who portrayed the Sun baby in the beloved children’s cartoon from 1997 to 2003, has now become a mother after welcoming her first baby with long-term boyfriend Richy Latham.
The mother announced the happy news on Monday, whereas she has yet to reveal her baby’s name and gender.
“Oooh. Congratulations. Good luck with being a mom. You can do it. You’re gonna be a super mom. Enjoy the love and enjoy being together,” one person responded to the good news.
“Time flies! The sun baby’s baby is here!” another shared.
A third joke: “Maybe your baby can also appear in the next Teletubbies project.”
Jess previously opened up about her role in the cartoon in 2015 as she revealed she got it purely by chance.
“I was being weighed at the hospital. My mum took me and it just happened to be the same time that the producer of the old series had come in and wanted the hospital to get in contact with them if they’d seen any smiley babies,” the 28-year-old said at the time.
She went on to say that her father would be playing with cars and toys behind the camera crew to try and make her laugh for the perfect shot.
Jess also admitted she kept her identity a secret until 2015 when she decided to break cover after a lot of encouragement from her friends.
“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 added.
“I am the sun from the Teletubbies. 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.”
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