You May Not Recognise Her... But She Was A Big Part Of Your Childhood

It was one of the most successful kids' programmes of the 1990s, and it's recently made a comeback - but will you be able to recognise one of its biggest stars when you see what she looks like today?

Certainly as well known as Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, "the baby-sun" that inevitably appeared in each episode of Teletubbies, made toddlers' happy watching this fun and colourful program in the late 90s.

A role that stuck by chance

Created in 1997 by the BBC, Teletubbies was a series intended for very young children featuring four endearing characters who lived crazy adventures in a cheery green world. In this surreal universe lived a sun with the sweet face of a baby, played at the time by a small British girl by the name of Jess Smith.

20 years later, she's obviously grown! Today, at 21, the young woman explained how she won the role. When she was taken to Edenbridge Hospital in Kent for a 9-month medical visit, the girl was filmed by a member of production that day at the clinic. Charmed by her face and her convincing expressions, he decided to make her the iconic sun of the show.

However, the young woman hasn't always been a fan of this part of her life, even though she's rather proud now.

'I've always hidden this aspect of my life, but after talking with my friends, I realized that it was time to admit that I was the sun of Teletubbies,' she told The Mirror.

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