We all know how it feels to want to strangle an igglepiggle or a talking giraffe.
And we can all agree there’s a million ways we’d rather spend an afternoon than stuck on the sofa watching episodes of Dinopaws we’ve seen a hundred times before.
It’s for this reason that it’s so important to appreciate life’s little pleasures — and one such pleasure, we’ve decided, is catching Mr Tumble’s slot on long-running CBeebies favourite, Something Special.
Mr Tumble is an unlikely crush, perhaps, but a quick Google search tells us that we’re not alone — there’s quite the market for the childrens’ telly heartthrob, from his kooky costumes to his masterful childcare capabilities.
We’ve rounded up some of the top reasons why a fumble with Mr Tumble is top of our to-do list — and now we’ve owned up to it, you can too, right?
1. He’s good with his hands
He’s master of Makaton, a super-complex sign-language system designed for people with communicative troubles. And with cognitive prowess like that…
2. He can pull off a waistcoat like no one else
And we’d love to pull off that waistcoat.
3. He’s great with kids
Imagine, a man who volunteers his childcare services, rather than reluctantly complying with our desperate requests.
4. He’s got a nice gaff
Could do with a more muted palette and some nice decorative cushions, but period features like that have some real potential.
5. He’d be great at role-play
All that seamless transitioning between such versatile and challenging characters, he’d make a great sexy police officer…
6. Lord Tumble is a bit of a sass pot
We love a man who knows what he wants. Plus, who doesn’t want to bag a Lord?
7. He’s a bit of a bad boy
No, seriously. Remember when the show got suspended, because Mr. Tumble didn’t have a CRB certificate in his own name? No? Google it.
8. He’s got an MBE
That would definitely impress all the other mums at the school gates if we had him on our arm….
9. And he’s got a heart of gold
Our kids love him, and so we love him too.