Twitter reacts to viral photo of Teletubbies' original sun baby as an adult; fans claim they 'feel 800 years old'

FP Staff

Jul 23, 2019 11:04:31 IST

The '90s kids may distinctly remember the four colourful,  gibberish-speaking Teletubbies. A British pre-school children's television program, the series followed the adventures of characters Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po as they frolic and play in the idyllic Teletubbyland.

However, the show also featured a few other elements of interest, including a character called the Sun Baby. It was literally a sunshine with the face of a real human baby. That baby, Jess Smith, is now an adult. A photo of her, as an adult holding a baby, went viral recently. The post was analysed so much with users implying that the child in the picture with Smith was her own. Hence, the official Teletubbies' Twitter account had to jump in to set the record straight: The Sun Baby did not have a baby of her own.

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Soon after the post, it prompted an online discussion with responses from thousands of people, most of which commented on how the news made them feel ancient. Check out all the reactions

However, the news was fake. The official Twitter account of Teletubbies clarified that the child Smith is holding is not her own. Instead, it is the child who plays the Sun Baby in the rebooted version of the series. Pacifying the Twitter users, the official account further mentioned how seeing the original with the new Sun Baby, named Berry, makes them feel old, too.

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According to Heavy, Smith is currently studying dance education though the information appears to have come from her Twitter account which has not been updated much since 2017.

Updated Date: Jul 23, 2019 11:04:31 IST