I intended writing something semi-serious and it just turned into more smut. Not my fault particularly this time though.
Men are generally portrayed as the more lustful and downright pervy of the two sexes. You know what, I always thought that was the case. I have now decided I was wrong, very wrong. The realisation came to me thanks to a quick glimpse on Mumsnet while looking to see how many other kids programmes Mr Tumble has been involved in, yep Mumsnet you dirty yummy mummies!
I have had (and still have) some dodgy choices in celebrity crushes (Helen Mirren and Nigella Lawson to name but two), but nothing compares to the randy hoards on Mumsnet. I think there are certain boundaries your fantasies should take, one should certainly be the people who entertain your Toddlers day in day out.
A bit of background, Mr Tumble is a kid’s TV presenter played by Justin Fletcher (below) who uses Makaton Sign Language to entertain and educate children. Personally, I cant f***ing stand Mr Tumble but that’s just personal preference and apparently there are differing personal preferences amongst you fruity Mummies out there.
Apparently the way he says ‘I’m happy to see you’ in the Makaton sign language, favoured by the show, means something completely different in another. More precisely, it means ‘I’m F***ing you’ in British Sign Language. This led to the headline ‘Mr Tumble in Sex Fumble’ being spread across the murky press of Great Britain. An honest mistake, yes. A mistake that Mumsnet members wish had a totally different meaning, most definitely.
I have included the whole Mumsnet link here, if you wish to have a look. I’ll warn you now though, its just an oestrogen filled thread of smut and debauchery.
Here a few of the safer comments.
‘possibly it’s the fact that maybe he needs big clown trousers for a reason… and it ain’t his waistline!’
‘He looks very tasty in that get up. I might have to post my knickers to him’
‘I never saw a swimming one (episode). Will be keeping my eyes — and pants– open for that’
Did the parents of our generation really want to post their knickers to Dave Benson-Phillips, Timmy Mallet and Philip Schofield (actually I would totally understand them sending them to the ‘Silver Fox’). Maybe it’s a good thing that the internet wasn’t around in the late 80’s/early 90’s, I would hate to see comments from parents wanting to ruin Neil Buchanan on the set of Art Attack or to discuss how big the ‘Broom’ was in Andi Peter’s ‘Broom Cupboard’.
If you have any crushes on kids TV presenters feel free to leave them in the comments, but please keep them clean. Think of the children!