I think I've figured out why Justin Fletcher freaks me out - am I alone?

(131 Posts)
bohemianbint Fri 06-Feb-09 20:42:15

Asides from the incessant cheerfulness - (it's not right) I think, it's because he looks like a giant manbaby. Grown men who look like babies are IMO a bit scary.

Is it terrible to be freaked out by someone who is clearly a Very Good Person?

SnowlightMcKenzie Fri 06-Feb-09 20:43:15

Nah, I think it's because you fancy im!

moondog Fri 06-Feb-09 20:43:42

All kid's presenters are weirdly asexual though.
he is prob. a eunuch.

dragonbutter Fri 06-Feb-09 20:43:47

he once had his baby photos on a programme. he hasn't changed.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 06-Feb-09 20:46:32

He creeps me out too -you are not alone.

I cannot believe the frequency of threads on MN about people who fancy him shock. Its not right and its not healthy.

corblimeymadam Fri 06-Feb-09 20:46:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ohsnap Fri 06-Feb-09 20:48:21

Eeeech, he gives me the creeps too. Makes my toes curl.

bohemianbint Fri 06-Feb-09 20:49:11

WTF - people fancy him??!!

Shit, I can't get my head around that. It would be like having sex with, well...a giant baby. Eurgh. Who has done such a thing?! I can only imagine the gurning that would go on during a session with Justin...

dragonbutter Fri 06-Feb-09 20:49:22

grin belgian bun.

MissisBoot Fri 06-Feb-09 20:49:37

He does look like a manbaby - you are so right!

I can't stand him.

dragonbutter Fri 06-Feb-09 20:50:02

well he is very good with his hands shock

MARGOsBeenPlayingWithMyNooNoo Fri 06-Feb-09 20:58:13

oo-er dragonbutter

bohemianbint Fri 06-Feb-09 20:59:32

eeeeeeeeeew dragon!

I think his dress sense offends me too, excessive use of chinos. I wish I could get over it, DS bloody loves him.

whingeomatic Fri 06-Feb-09 21:07:07

lol at excessive use of chinos grin

I'm with you, bohemianbint - he gives me the creeps too...

moondog Fri 06-Feb-09 21:09:08

lmao

NorbertDentressangle Fri 06-Feb-09 21:12:38

No....don't have a go at the chinos and general attire.

The only alternative is Justin....naked shock.

Eurgh! I feel quite queasy at the thought

I LOVE justin, not in a sexual way but in a 'you are lovely!' way.

My DD thinks he is amazing and for some reason I don't find his cheerfulness annoying just incredible that someone could be that happy and friendly!!

AlistairSim Fri 06-Feb-09 21:17:46

I think you doth protest too much, BB.

Imagine his come-face.....

AlistairSim Fri 06-Feb-09 21:18:21

Come-face?

Cum-face?

hmm

NorbertDentressangle Fri 06-Feb-09 21:33:02

Alistair, no matter how you spell it the image is equally as horrific.

retiredgoth2 Fri 06-Feb-09 21:35:45

...er, who is Justin Fletcher?

I shall google and discover I suppose...

AlistairSim Fri 06-Feb-09 21:38:17

And is that image now deeply embedded, Norbert?

NoBiggy Fri 06-Feb-09 21:38:24

Whenever I think of cbeebies presenters having sex I feel all wrong.

Miss Hoolie has two children, meaning she's had sex at least twice. Did her hair keep its shape?

retiredgoth2 Fri 06-Feb-09 21:38:32

....ah!

Now I know...

Apologies for ignorance. The youngest urchins are nearly 8, so CBeebies has long been banished from the radar...

...as I recall, I think he was quite personable...

Not like the slightly disturbing policeman in Balamory...

NorbertDentressangle Fri 06-Feb-09 21:42:05

Alistair -I shall be sending you the bill for my therapy.

Balamory is full of freaks retiredgoth
(BTW why are you now retiredgoth2?)

retiredgoth2 Fri 06-Feb-09 21:42:08

....with regard to Miss Hoolie..

(I declare 'Y' chromosone)

...it has long been held, by myself and among friends and acquaintances, that Miss Hoolie has a certain, er, presence.

Ahem.

AlistairSim Fri 06-Feb-09 21:42:18

Balamory plumbs a whole new depth of weirdness and depravity.

I need to put on my bio suit before I can even think about it.

Sidge Fri 06-Feb-09 21:42:27

Oh no I love Justin!

But not in a want-to-boff-him way, just in a my-DDs-have-learnt-so-much-from-Something-Special way.

Now PC Plum is just odd. And I think he wears eyeliner.

AlistairSim Fri 06-Feb-09 21:43:54

Norbert, I can do the therapy for you.

A freebie.

I expect you feel all reassured now.

retiredgoth2 Fri 06-Feb-09 21:44:11

...have the number because I have (wordlessly) flounced twice, and was unable to reclaim original moniker...

My 22 month old dd is obsessed with Justin. Well, Mr Tumble anyway. I think he looks lovely, but not even with somebody else's...

Wonderstuff Fri 06-Feb-09 21:46:27

PMSL at Miss Hoolies hair. Why do the entire cast of Balamory always wear the same clothes? Is odd. Also agree with policeman being disturbing, the inventor with the pink kilt is also odd.
I think that JF's clothes are odd, too much chino, too old for him.
Little cook freaks me out to the point where we turn over when that comes on. [why is there no yuck emoticon]
Some of the male link presenters are quite easy on the eye though grin

yes, i agree his big manbaby.
sometimes he is a bit too ott.

pinksancerre Fri 06-Feb-09 21:47:12

I've slept in PC Plums bed blush shock

Only stayed in his regular filming hotel room in Tobermory grin when he wasn't there!!

NorbertDentressangle Fri 06-Feb-09 21:49:08

lol Alistair -I've only just read your profile. Is this how you drum up trade?

Retiredgoth -you have a great way with words that always makes me smile or laugh so please, if ever you decide to flounce again, please do it with words. Loudly. And then come back again. smile

retiredgoth2 Fri 06-Feb-09 21:49:08

....slept in PC Plum's bed??

That, I am afraid, is creepy.

Were there..........stains?

Wonderstuff Fri 06-Feb-09 21:50:16

EEWWWW RG2 Not a nice image

pinksancerre Fri 06-Feb-09 21:51:52

he wasn't there shock

AlistairSim Fri 06-Feb-09 21:52:44

Yep, Norbert, freak 'em out and reel 'em in.

[strokes pussy cat in James Bond villan style]

Pink, you have PC Plum cooties!

shock

ilovepinotnoir Fri 06-Feb-09 21:55:42

nobiggy 'Whenever I think of cbeebies presenters having sex I feel all wrong'

but Sid is sexy, no?

I think so anyway!

retiredgoth2 Fri 06-Feb-09 21:56:36

....it may be wise to take some of this on your next visit, Pink...

offerdilemma Fri 06-Feb-09 21:57:22

yes - did you see the cbeebies winter song? he looked like he had a nappy on!
<bleugh>

spicemonster Fri 06-Feb-09 21:59:27

Sid is sexy. Justin is creepy.

pinksancerre Fri 06-Feb-09 22:01:17

I'm not going back...

Now lets get back to people finding Justin sexy/freaky

grin

hellsbells76 Fri 06-Feb-09 22:11:58

Balamory is just The Wicker Man for kids. I keep expecting a naked Britt Ekland to prance through Spencer's house...

spicemonster Fri 06-Feb-09 22:15:02

OMG hellsbells - you are right. I wondered what it was that I found so spooky about it and now I know. And don't get me started on 'Granny' Murray. She's about 35! If she's a granny then her kids must be hiding in the back room with her grandchildren.

But Justin is creepiest of all. I particularly loathe him when he pretends Mr Tumble is not him. Even my toddler is not that stupid.

Wonderstuff Fri 06-Feb-09 22:17:52

Andy is nice too grin

retiredgoth2 Fri 06-Feb-09 22:17:58

...splendid thought, Hellsbells...

Fine woman though Miss Hoolie is, I don't quite see her in the Britt Ekland role.

Now, Archie as Edward Woodward perhaps...

mrshammond Fri 06-Feb-09 22:28:11

One of my friends on Facebook has got Justin on his friends list - my friend is a BBC TV lovey. I nearly passed out with excitement when I saw Justin on his list!!!

Woooozle100 Fri 06-Feb-09 22:29:28

oi! leave justin and mr tumble alone. Don't care about his manbabyness. He's not there to oggle. He's the saviour of kids telly He's not creepy. He's there to captivate / educate / entertain kids with ld. Thank fuck he is cos there's hardly a glut a pgs made with that audience in mind.

What about that other fella off cbeebies, Andy? He looks like a horse's fanny!

vjg13 Fri 06-Feb-09 22:38:30

I'm with you pixiemason, back off Justin people!

A few blokes at work like Miss Hoolie, it was the one where she did the strange song and dance routine in the tights and top hat apparently wink

Woooozle100 Fri 06-Feb-09 22:40:55

glut of programmes. Ooh had a little tot and my shit typing and abbreviations looks like I'm going in quite a different tangent. Fuck all to do with pregnancy

StayFrosty Fri 06-Feb-09 22:47:37

I'd do Andy, I bet he is really dirty grin

Woooozle100 Fri 06-Feb-09 22:49:24

no he wouldn't. He'd be all slobbery and just circle yr one tit in really useless way

mileniwmffalcon Fri 06-Feb-09 22:50:46

pmsl @this thread

i have to say i'm in the pro justin camp, only cos dd2 20mo is staunch fan and spent a good 5 minutes this morning chanting "justin! justin! no like pranet" in front of "our planet" this morning until something special came on (she's fickle though, until a few weeks ago it was balamory she couldn't get enough of hmm)

vjg13 Fri 06-Feb-09 22:52:51

Andy looks a bit like Dr Gates on ER. Don't like either.

StayFrosty Fri 06-Feb-09 22:53:55

Who are you calling one titted, pixiemason? grin

Miss Hoolie is married to a rather famous Glasgow comedian, if you get Chewin' the fat or Still game down in England, he's the tall dark one. Granny Murray is in Still Game too, only made up to look like an actual granny. Must be something about her face!

I know somebody who went to drama school with PC Plum too, apparently he's a complete luvvy...but quite a nice guy, and straight, which totally threw me...Lol...Eadie McReadie looks like my MIL!

KayHarker Fri 06-Feb-09 22:55:59

Actually, I quite fancy Justin in his 'everyday bloke' gear. Someone pointed out last week as well that he fills out the Winter Song snowman suit very well - and not just in the tummy section.

Trouble is, it does look like a giant babygro.

I do think he's marvellous, and my 7 year old thinks he would be a good person to marry.

Sid isn't sexy, though. Sid is damn sexy.

offerdilemma Fri 06-Feb-09 22:56:33

which one is Sid?

Woooozle100 Fri 06-Feb-09 22:57:11

haha it must of melted, frosty

nah you know what I meant - that he'd just home in on the one. Ah he's all yours!

KerryMumbles Fri 06-Feb-09 22:57:18

he freaks you out because he is a dough boy freak.

KayHarker Fri 06-Feb-09 22:59:21

Plummers is straight? A surprise every day.

He's clearly got the hots for Hoolie in character, but otherwise, I'm very surprised.

I had a dream about Archie once, in which he declared undying love for me and I woke up in a cold sweat. I fancy Edie McCreadie, though.

I am not gonna say why I think he freaks you out, because it would be un-pc and deeply offensive to a lot of people...
and I know that consciencely ( argh, how do you spell that )you are not doing it because of that

Wonderstuff Fri 06-Feb-09 23:06:57

sid

ilovepinotnoir Fri 06-Feb-09 23:08:55

Sid makes for a happy daydream that blocks out the HORROR of Granny murry and nina and her fricking neurons

Wonderstuff Fri 06-Feb-09 23:11:35

Oh I like Nina.

KerryMumbles Fri 06-Feb-09 23:13:06

oh go on rantalot...i want to know

StayFrosty Fri 06-Feb-09 23:13:13

If you had to shag one of the blokes off Me Too, or be burnt at the stake, wwyd?

Pass the matches....

Woooozle100 Fri 06-Feb-09 23:16:21

that one who loves his train

No please don't rantalot. You'll come across like an arsehole

offerdilemma Fri 06-Feb-09 23:16:45

I quite like the tall geeky one, who just does NOT look like he should be a kids tv presenter. Not like in THAT way, but as in he amuses me

hellsbells76 Fri 06-Feb-09 23:16:57

<pass the kindling>

hellsbells76 Fri 06-Feb-09 23:17:29

Damn beaten to it...

muffle Fri 06-Feb-09 23:19:13

OK I really have to join this Justin thread because just the other day I SAW JUSTIN close up!

Had to go to television centre for work (am not a sleb so it was v. exciting) and wondered if I would spy anyone famous. As I was going along a corridor with the person I was visiting, Justin came the other way chatting to another bloke. The second I saw him I just started grinning with joy and beamed at him because I instantly recognised him and felt like I knew him - of course a split second later I remembered he doesn't know me from adam. blush

But bless him he grinned and waved at me anyway! I had to explain to my producer escort that no, we weren't mates, I was just starstruck blush blush blush

I love Justin btw - can you tell?

KayHarker Fri 06-Feb-09 23:20:53

Raymond does love his train. And his beard. Bless that yipping pink taxi drivin' Tina

Wonderstuff Fri 06-Feb-09 23:21:54

Ohh how sweet. Something special is my fave cbeebies prog. I also quite like in the night garden for pure wierdness.

KayHarker Fri 06-Feb-09 23:22:54

muffle, that's adorable. Oh, I really would like to give him a proper chuch on his cheeks now. What a sweetheart.

<<sighs contentedly>>

Woooozle100 Fri 06-Feb-09 23:26:14

am jealous of you there, muffle. I want a jovial greeting off justin to make me feel like the world is a nice place full of nice happy people

I though that tina was raymond's mom for ages

dsrplus8 Fri 06-Feb-09 23:26:36

leave justin alone ! hes a hero ! anyone who stops dd4 in her tracks mid melt down cant be wrong! ffs he saved my eardrums!!!!!grin , no one is allowed to bitch about justin from now on! o.k? <<<<<<<stares glaringly teacherlike at those giggling in the back of the room>>>>> wink (except when he does grandad tumble, cause that is annoying!)lol

edam Fri 06-Feb-09 23:32:46

there was a bizarre episode of Something Special with Justin flipping through a book of his own family photos, signing 'dad' and 'brother' and so on. I think it really was his own family - you could see the link - but the rest of them looked so normal compared to great big Mr Babyface. Very odd.

edam Fri 06-Feb-09 23:33:15

(I do admire him as a kid's presenter though, is clearly a Very Good Thing indeed.)

no, I am not going to be the one saying this...I would be condemded to softplay for life hell....
it is, an obviousl one, I don't necessary think it is comepletely true, but it may well sadly be true for some/a lot...even if they don't mean it that way...
(however it was a reality I woke up too, myself... and am in denial officially about this)

KayHarker Fri 06-Feb-09 23:38:06

FairLadyRantALot, I find myself compelled to shake you and ask 'what?!!!'

muffle Fri 06-Feb-09 23:39:47

Have thoughts of Justin left you distracted and helpless?

DaDaDa Fri 06-Feb-09 23:44:17

Is this an opportunity to praise the delightful Nina? Niiiiiiiina!

What a beautiful shiny forehead that girl has. grin

bohemianbint Sat 07-Feb-09 09:41:07

Actually whilst we're on the subject I might as well get it all off my chest - I want to talk about Big Cook.

Does his cheerfulness seem so stretched at the edges you can almost see behind it? Particularly where he's doing that stupid ridiculous arm wavey dance having cleaned up his kitchen, if you look behind the eyes you can almost see the self loathing, that all his drama school training has come to this.

I can just imagine that off camera he's the most curmudgeonly git ever to walk the earth, I bet he's hell to go out with.

MrsSeanBeanIsEmployable Sat 07-Feb-09 09:47:41

It was me who instigated the snowsuit thing KayHarker!

I like Justin, and not in a motherly way. grin

AngeChica Sat 07-Feb-09 09:50:08

Justin is... avuncular. Like Brian Cant for the Noughties.

The only fit fella on CBeebies is Captain DJ.

What are you trying to say FairLady, that JF is a friend of Dorothy...? I was far more devastated to find out that Alistair Appleton was of that persuasion - he was my top fantasy during my daytime telly BF days.

NoBiggy Sat 07-Feb-09 09:51:33
Poledra Sat 07-Feb-09 09:55:39

Justin is sweet and good at his job.

I'd do Sid......

MrsSeanBeanIsEmployable Sat 07-Feb-09 09:57:18

Ooh yes, Sid very nice too. But that Andy guy doesn't do it for me.

Woooozle100 Sat 07-Feb-09 10:11:15

re big cook little cook - did anyone see that programme small (?) made about being ginger? Was on about 18mths ago. Well it had them being them - not big cook little cook. They're a comedy double act. They were saying fuck and stuff. Was really odd seeing them being regular blokes.

NormaJeanBaker Sat 07-Feb-09 10:14:40

I love camp little PC Plum. He rocks my world.

Mr Tumble is a bit creepy but I think he's in the right job. Imagine if he were an undertaker or a surgeon.

MrsTittleMouse Sat 07-Feb-09 10:44:11

bohemian - couldn't agree more about Big Cook. Ho ho! hmm

That must have been Justin's real family on Something Special - he and his sister looked so like their Dad. And the younger brother just like their Mum.

NoBiggy Sat 07-Feb-09 10:50:03

grin shake me all you want..I will not tell grin

NorbertDentressangle Sat 07-Feb-09 11:38:21

Whoever said that PC Plum was straight seriously needs to get their gaydar checked out!

Have been giggling away at all your posts. The thought of fancying Justin is a little terrifying but am with some of you - thank goodness for him and Mr Tumble!

Pixiemason - I saw that programme about being ginger (which had the f word in the title if I recall shock!!) with Little Cook in it and was quite surprised at how rude they were in grownup life, in a filthy swearing kind of way. Not that I object to swearing, of course, but just a bit of a shock when you're used to seeing them laughing on CBeebies in a fake ho ho way. Can you imagine the pitch for Big Cook Little Cook - "There are these two guys who do a filthy double act, they'd be PERFECT for a children's tv programme."

Must also confess to being a secret Captain DJ fan ...

rofl at Norbert....

Sidge Sat 07-Feb-09 11:47:29

I am astounded that PC Plum is only 31!

He must have had a rough paper round...

Flightattendant12 Sat 07-Feb-09 11:50:47

What I hate is that he has turned Cbeebies into Justin Channel. He's on there all the bloody time.

Anyone who self promotes to that extent has me really suspicious.

plus I can't stand the fake smile and the way he says 'Good'.

<evil>

Flightattendant12 Sat 07-Feb-09 11:56:09

Big cook and little cook are just sinister frankly.

muffle Sat 07-Feb-09 12:07:27

Yes big cook! I can hardly bear to watch him because the "acting" is so horrendously fake - both of them are bad with their "hoo-hoo"s and "wow!"s but big cook is the worst. I don't know WHY they agreed to do that awful dancing if they can't get into it and mean it. When you think of how natural some other presenters are, like Justin, boogie pete, captain DJ, chris and pui, I also can't think how BCLC ever got commissioned.

And the funniest and most genuine ones do not achieve funniness by pretending to laugh! Gah!

NoBiggy Sat 07-Feb-09 12:46:19

Bubble & Squeak is better I think. Same creator IIRC.

And what's with the money shot all over Little Cook's face every episode hmm

StayFrosty Sat 07-Feb-09 13:41:27

Big Cook chatted my sister's friend up a few years ago. The first thing he asked her was 'do you have any children?' when she said no, he chatted her up for a while. When it dawned on her next morning who he was and why he'd looked vaguely familiar, she was furious because he had tapped her for fags all night (she was a poor student).

something special is on now, dd said" mummy justine is good person, isnt he?"hmm

KayHarker Sat 07-Feb-09 16:32:08

Captain DJ is definitely shaggable. And I;m relieved to see my disbelief over 'straight' PC Plum was not unfounded.

But the most worrying thing this thread has produced from me so far is

"Oo yes, Brain Cant. I think I would"

Ha ha the "money shot" on BCLC. Never seen it that way before, will never be able to watch it in the same way again. Not that I get to watch it much at the moment as DD hates it clearly as much as I do, hurrah, clearly developing early good taste ...

CrushWithEyeliner Sat 07-Feb-09 18:53:25

wasn't suzie sweet actually in the wicker man? wasn't she one of the naked dancers? where did I read that...will investigate

Justin is completely asexual surely? My SIL was at the Baftas recently when JF got awarded his. All she could say when she was introduced to him was "Mr Tumble!" blush

Macdog Sat 07-Feb-09 18:56:53

'Twas Edie who was naked Wicker Man Dancer.
Suzie was in High Road forever...or maybe it just seemed like it.

...and I adore Justin grin

CrushWithEyeliner Sat 07-Feb-09 19:02:39

oh was it edie? She has a look in her eye that woman.....

KayHarker Sat 07-Feb-09 20:24:03

Doesn't she just? I think I just might, you know. grin But not in the bus.

And now I will never believe a certain person in my work who told me the Plumster was straight, again, ever. Have to say I was a bit hmmanyway. My gaydar really isn't that bad!

madamelapin Fri 13-Feb-09 21:41:53

Justin is fab, but where is Sarah Jane these days? Has he murdered her or did she fall down the stairs in Higgledy House?

cheekytor Wed 10-Jun-09 10:20:19

Justin is strangely attractive...I'm quite disturbed by the fact I find him attractive! but hey i'm never gonna meet him so i can imagine him anyway i like

Hamnah Wed 26-Aug-09 13:07:07

Oh My Goodness, I googled Justin Fletcher and found this thread as well as another one lol lol

If the gorgeous Justin was to read this thread he'd be standing signing *Im Scared*
all those H***** house mummies lusting after him, ME INCLUDED......

He's such a hunny bun x

Jugglers Thu 27-Aug-09 00:02:13

Well...there you go.. someone had to go and reignite this thread, just when I'd begun to get all settled down again.

I adore them and could watch some of them all day - humour rocks my boat & Justin has a fab sense of humour and could find his way in my knickers anytime, Sarah-J could muck in too, but strikes me as a tad too a-sexual for a bit of rumpy-pumpy. let alone gal-on-gal! I would probably sell most of what I own for a night with Sid - he is sex personified. Andy, Cerrie, Poi and the new bloke are nice, but not my cuppa

I know what will happen now..... picture this - and you know it will happen when there's some new mum round for a play date!

I will be quite happily switching on the tv, to be confronted with Sid and Andy, with blinkin' "Handrew"!! and "Beaver!Tron" and will do my damnedest to suppress my inner-filth-whore, whilst imagining a whole host of MNers up and down the country heaving a collective sigh whilst imagining said Sid, Andy, HANDrew and BEAVERtron action.

Or is it just me?

Off to --find my rabbit-- have a coolish shower

Jugglers Thu 27-Aug-09 00:08:25

the were supposed to cross through the rabbit comment. like this or not!?

colditz Thu 27-Aug-09 00:09:14

Ohhhh Captain DJ

hobbgoblin Thu 27-Aug-09 00:29:47

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/presenters/music/numberraps.shtml

DebbieLynch Thu 02-Sep-10 08:58:47

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Portofino Thu 02-Sep-10 09:28:11

I'm still trying NOT to imagine Justin's "cum-face"!!! Like this maybe shock

DebbieLynch Thu 02-Sep-10 09:54:34

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Portofino Thu 02-Sep-10 11:55:20

You surely have too much time on your hands grin

DebbieLynch Thu 02-Sep-10 14:18:04

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fartmeistergeneral Thu 02-Sep-10 15:36:39

Snorting at the link to PC Plum's dispute with his neighbours - that the neighbours complained that the Plumster and partner's tumble dryer was too loud! Lol!

Miles Jupp (Archie) is actually reasonably normal in real life. Has anyone googled to find out about Justin's real life? <off to do just that>

fartmeistergeneral Thu 02-Sep-10 15:38:00

"3575 people signed a petition calling on the ex Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, to give Justin an OBE.
The petition states: “Justin Fletcher is a communication genius. He both entertains and educates our children and does this with intelligence and panache without patronising. Programmes like Something Special can only help bridge the gap that sometimes sadly appears between able and not so able bodied people in our society and help banish the unkindness that disabled people sometimes face due to ignorance.”
The public were asked to vote on the Prime Minister's website, and the petition deadline passed on September 30, 2007.
He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours for services to "children's broadcasting and the voluntary sector".

Lol!

DebbieLynch Fri 03-Sep-10 14:41:53

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adamadamum Thu 16-Sep-10 01:27:22

fartmeistergeneral I guess you don't have a disabled child then?

An awful lot of parents of disabled children have actually learnt Makaton, the signing Justin uses, from watching "Something Special". Thus enabling communication with their child in a way that would be extremely difficult otherwise. I am one of those parents. My daughter only uttered her first word when she was 4 1/2!

Waiting lists for Makaton classes can be long, and often at difficult times of the day, I was told about "Something Special" by a professional person connected to my daughter's development team. I don't fancy Justin in the least, but I am extremely grateful for his work on CBeebies, and the work he does for disabled children.

I am very glad to say I signed that petition!

I hope one day that Justin will do a spoof of "Something Special"... can you imagine it? "Look! Norks. You sign norks" ect! And Mr Fumble!

adamadamum Thu 16-Sep-10 01:28:00

I mean etc! It's late...

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