Photo from Ruth Kiosses, no reproduction without permission.
The photo shows Ruth Kiosses in the Wardrobe Department with ‘Mr Blobby’. ‘Mr Blobby’ was a character who appeared regularly in Noel Edmond’s Saturday night show: ‘Noel’s House Party’ in the early 1990s. ‘Mr Blobby’ went on to release a hit single, and was a merchandising phenomenon.
I believe that ‘Mr Blobby’ was the idea of a sound man, who received very little recompense for it.
‘Mr Blobby’ was probably up in Birmingham as a guest on the Christmas special of ‘The Movie Game’, a BBC Children’s programme, which was a London series, hosted out of Pebble Mill in the early 1990s. (Thanks to Linda Hearn for this information.)
Ruth remembers that Mr Blobby visited the Wardrobe Department several times, arriving in a large box from TVC. This photo was taken in old Wardrobe in the basement below Studio A. Inside was head of Wardrobe Anne-Marie Palmer(now Morrell) what a great Boss!