Teletubbies 'sun-baby' is now 19 years old

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The Teletubbies Sun-Baby Is Now 19 Years Old

It's time to bring back the mid-90s - we're talking Teletubbies people. Specifically, we're talking about the sun.

That sun with the face of a baby is all grown up and now wants to be recognized according to several media outlets.

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Teletubbies 'sun-baby' is now 19 years old
Well this makes us feel old... the sunshine baby from the #Teletubbies is 19 and at uni! http://t.co/UnbiJqz1ys http://t.co/NPltuT9NkQ
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**FILE** Teletubbies dolls, from left, Laa Laa, Dipsy, Tinky Winky, and Po sit on a shelf at the company's corporate office in New York, in this Feb. 10, 1999 file photo. Poland's watchdog for children's rights was quoted as saying she would ask psychologists to investigate whether the TV "Teletubbies" character Tinky Winky is gay. On Tuesday, March 29, 2007, her office backed away from the comments. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
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A Teletubbies toy, based on the character Laa-Laa from the upcoming PBS "Teletubbies" series, is introduced during the Toy Fair in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998. Hasbro used the Toy Fair to display a complete line of toys and products for the upcoming series for pre-school children, featuring four technological babies, who live happily together in their own world of childhood fantasy. (AP Photo/Michael Schmelling)
Die vierjaehrige Patricia ist am Mittwoch, 16. Februar 2000, Kunde bei Deutschland erstem "Teletubby-Laden" im Koelner Hauptbahnhof. Das Geschaeft hat Teletubbies und Alles was zu dieser Kindersendung gehoert im Angebot, vom 99 Pfenning-Artikel bis zum Karnevalskostuem zum Preis von 99,- Mark. ( AP Photo/Roland Weihrauch)
Teletubbies tanzen vor tausenden Zuschauern waehrend der Geburtstagsfeier des Kinderkanals KiKa am Sonntag, 8. Juli 2007, in Erfurt. Der von ARD und ZDF getragene Kinderkanal Kika feiert sein zehnjaehriges Bestehen zusammen mit bis zu 150.000 Besuchern in der Erfurter Innenstadt. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) --- A teletubbies dance in front of thousands of spectators during a birthday party of the German public television for children 'Kika' in Erfurt, Germany, July 8, 2007. The leading German kid's TV channel celebrate the 10th birthday together with about 150.000 people. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Teletubbies attend photocall to promote new tour at Westfield on September 10, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
(From L to R) Teletubbies Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po perform during their Reunion Tour at Westfield in west London, on September 10, 2009. The Teletubbies, the cult brightly-coloured children's TV characters famous for their cheery 'Eh-Oh' greeting and a fierce debate over whether one was gay, staged a comeback on Thursday. Tinky Winky, Laa-Laa, Dipsy and Po -- whose antics entertained a generation of infants, and their parents, in the late 1990s -- are embarking on a national tour and releasing a song they hope will be a hit a decade after their heyday. AFP PHOTO/Ben Stansall (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Teletubbies Dipsy (L) , Laa-Laa (C) and Po (R) perform during their Reunion Tour at Westfield in west London, on September 10, 2009. The Teletubbies, the cult brightly-coloured children's TV characters famous for their cheery 'Eh-Oh' greeting and a fierce debate over whether one was gay, staged a comeback on Thursday. Tinky Winky, Laa-Laa, Dipsy and Po -- whose antics entertained a generation of infants, and their parents, in the late 1990s -- are embarking on a national tour and releasing a song they hope will be a hit a decade after their heyday. AFP PHOTO/Ben Stansall (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
New York, UNITED STATES: The world famous Teletubbies (L-R) Po, Laa-Laa, Dipsy and Tinky-Winky cross 7th Avenue in Times Square in New York 27 March 2007 as they arrive on American soil in person for the first time ever. The Teletubbies are visiting the city for the week for a number of events to mark their 10-year anniversary. AFP PHOTO Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 26: The Teletubbies - Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po (l. to r.) - make their first appearance in the U.S. with a visit to Grand Central Terminal. (Photo by Robert Sabo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
New York, UNITED STATES: The world famous Teletubbies Tinky-Winky (C) Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po pose on the balcony at Grand Central Station in New York 26 March 2007 as they arrive on American soil in person for the first time ever. The Teletubbies are visiting the city for the week for a number of events to mark their 10-year anniversary. AFP PHOTO Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
GUERNSEY - CIRCA 1998: A stamp printed in Guernsey shows Po, a teletubbies, circa 1998
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She's been identified as 19-year-old Jess Smith - a college student in the United Kingdom.

The UK's Daily Mirror says the Teletubbies' Jess Smith revealed her identity among her college friends first, then went to Facebook to confirm things.

She reportedly said, "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."

KentOnline says in 1996, Jess's mother took her to the hospital to be weighed when someone from Ragdoll Productions approached her. Her mom said, "They just sat her in front of a camera and she just laughed and smiled at her dad. We didn't hear anything until we got a letter when she was 18 months old saying she'd been picked."

The Huffington Post UK says she also posted a letter the production company sent her parents as further proof.

We apologize if all this is making you feel old, but you're not alone.

Smith's reveal comes just a few months after new that the Teletubbies would return to TV with 60 new episodes.

And her payment for the whole thing? About $388 and a box of toys ... and one of the strangest claims to fame ever.



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