It’s always horrible to be dropped by a good pal, but when that pal is Mr Tumble… well, that’s gotta hurt.Former CBeebies presenter Sarah Jane Honeywell has told how her decision to strip off in 2011 to promote veganism not only lost her much-loved job, but it caused a bitter rift with her telly sidekick Justin Fletcher. The pair had worked together on such classics as Tikkabilla and Higgeldy House.
The blonde TV host, engaged to Hollyoaks actor Ayden Callaghan, posed nearly nude to promote World Vegan Day, by lying alongside some fake chips and peas on a plate in Trafalgar Square. But after her stunt made the headlines, she never returned to CBeebies again, and Justin – one of her “best mates for years” – dropped her like a stone.
Writing on her blog, HoneyMumster, the 4ft11in blonde now says: “The day my picture went in the paper with the headline, ‘CBoobies’ I never heard from my lovely friend again. I understand why though. He had a very important, brilliant brand to protect.
“For the sake of children’s joy everywhere, I’m glad he chose them over me.” But she adds, sadly: “I’m hoping to get married to my lovely Ayden this year and part of me will be sad that Justin won’t be there. He was such a huge and happy part of my life. It’s weird to think I will probably never see him again. Which does make my heart hurt quite a lot really.”