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Devastating Thing Which Happened To Teletubbies Land After Show Ended

Mia Williams

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Devastating Thing Which Happened To Teletubbies Land After Show Ended

Over two decades ago the Teletubbies were staple characters of our childhoods, with the multi-coloured gibberish-speaking friends tumbling around from 1997 to 2001. 

And just as iconic as the characters was their grassy home, Tubby Land.

The sloping grassy hill which we all knew and loved was located in Wimpstone Warwickshire and actually situated on a private field. 

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC
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Following the Cbeebies phenomenon of the late 90s and early 2000s that raised us as children, it seems the once iconic set is no more.

That's right, a landowner actually flooded the famously loved grassy home of the Teletubbies due to tourists attempting to visit and take a snap of the iconic set. 

When the show stopped airing the set was removed and left behind with it the reminisce of the slopes, however, landowner Rosemary Harding claimed die-hard fans of the clumsy, bumbling pals constantly tried to trespass and visit.

So, her solution was to fill the site with water, meaning the slope isn’t even visible anymore. 

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Credit: BBC

Rosemary, 63, said at the time: “'We were absolutely fed up with people trespassing trying to catch a glimpse of the secluded area - it was never meant to be a tourist attraction.

"We had people jumping fences, crossing cattle fields and all sorts - it was a nightmare for everyone. It's been underwater for a decade now and is bustling with wildlife - it's our home and we are glad to see the back of it”.

She commented that the rural area is now a calm place where residents can enjoy a peaceful life, which was not the case when the set was around.

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Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

It has been said that a family of swans and fish now occupy ‘Tubby Land’, leaving behind no memories of the much-loved kids TV show.

Including the characters Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, the BBC show was watched by two million viewers per episode and was shown in 80 different countries. 

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Topics: TV and Film, BBC

Mia Williams
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