PADDINGTON BEAR: DID YOU KNOW?
Here are a few juicy, marmalicious facts to satisfy those cravings!
1. Paddington is based on the spectacled bear, which can be found in Peru. Michael Bond had wanted Paddington to have “travelled all the way from darkest Africa”, until his agent pointed out that bears didn’t actually live in Africa. Oops! 2. Television presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s mum Shirley designed and created the very first Paddington Bear soft toy in 1972. 3. Paddington, like the Queen, has two birthdays. When Mr and Mrs Brown found him 60 years ago, they didn’t know his exact date of birth, so they decided to celebrate his birthday twice, on 25 June and 25 December. 4. Paddington’s Peruvian name is Pastuso. 5. Before finding huge success with Paddington, Michael Bond was a BBC cameraman for 19 years, working on shows like