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    This Student Claims She Was The Laughing Sun Baby In The "Teletubbies"

    Jess Smith decided to break cover while making friends at university.

    Remember the giggling baby who appeared as the sun on the kids TV show Teletubbies?


    Well apparently, this is what she looks like now:


    Student Jess Smith, from Chatham, Kent, claims she appeared on the show when she was nine months old.

    Now 19 years old, she decided to go public with the news for the first time after introducing herself to her fellow students at Canterbury Christ Church University, the Daily Mail reported.

    The newspaper said Smith wrote on Facebook:

    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 reportedly also uploaded this letter from the producers of the show to her parents:


    Both posts were reportedly uploaded publicly but now appear to have been removed or made private on her Facebook page.

    The Mirror quotes her mother as saying: "It was just something a bit different to do and we didn't expect it to be as big as it was.

    "They just sat her in front of a camera and she just laughed and smiled at her dad."

    According to the Mail, Smith (left) made her decision to come clean during an introduction session at university.


    "At uni we had to tell the person sitting next to us something about ourselves so I thought I would say it," she said.

    "Then people from uni convinced me to tell everyone and they encouraged me through it all. I am proud. I wouldn't change it for anything."

    Smith was paid just £250 for her appearance on the show but has no complaints about not receiving any royalties after it went on to become a huge hit.


    Now let's remind ourselves of the sun baby's big moment at the start of every episode:

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