明らかに: Boris and Carrie's big day out at Peppa Pig World with Wilf

Peppa Pig is ‘apolitical’: Creator says ‘we don’t get involved in politicsbut is ‘proudto be called a genius by Borisas theme park visitors say PM made his security queue on his behalf but ‘not many peoplerecognised him

  • 独占: Neville Astley, one of the show’s creators, 前記: ‘We don’t get involved in politics. Peppa’s apolitical
  • Boris Johnson was pictured with son Wilfred, 1, and wife Carrie at Peppa Pig World on Sunday afternoon
  • The Prime Minister and Wilf sat in a miniature car at the New Forest attraction and went on other rides
  • The trip inspired some of his speech to the CBI yesterday, which went badly wrong when PM lost his place
  • Did you see the PM at Peppa Pig World? メールmartin.robinson@mailonline.co.uk
  • The creator of Peppa Pig told MailOnline today that the animated star will remain ‘apoliticaldespite Boris Johnson calling the character ‘pure geniusin his bizarre and bumbling CBI speech after a day out at Peppa Pig World with his wife and son.

    He also called the New Forest theme park ‘my kind of placewhere families said his bodyguards queued up for Boris, Carrie and Wilf but the PM did pay for his family’s £85 ticket after a series of controversial freebie holidays this year.

    Speaking to MailOnline today, Neville Astley, one of the show’s creators, 前記: ‘We don’t get involved in politics. Peppa is apolitical. The only politics she knows is that within her family, mainly Grandpa Pig and Daddy Pig, over a broken lawnmower or something.

    ‘I’m quite proud that he called us geniuses though. It means I can go down the pub later and wear a badge that says “天才” on it.

    彼が追加した: ‘It’s great the Prime Minster gave us a mentionnow anyone who didn’t know who Peppa Pig was, will do now. And it’s great that he enjoyed Peppa Pig Worldwe love it when anyone enjoys themselves there’.

    The Tory leader was photographed with young Wilf at the wheel of a bright blue toy car on Sunday afternoon. ボリス, his new wife and their son were also pictured having fun on a water ride. But others also there for the day admitted most failed to recognise him.

    George Bell, who was there with his family, said that in order to keep a low profile at Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club, the PM’s security queued up for them with ‘seven jotted around and spaced outwearing ear pieces before the Johnsons jumped in. Another woman told MailOnline that later a ‘rather scruffyMr Johnson was seen browsing toys and games in the gift shop.

    Mr Bell said: To be fair I didn’t even recognise him at first. I think his security queued up for him. I did think it was a bit odd for a man dressed in a suit to be queuing up for a children’s ride. Then I saw an earpiece and he must have been doing it for Boris. He shot off after the ride. There was a back exit which I think he went through because I was trying to look out for him again.

    彼が追加した: ‘I don’t know if he particularly loved it or just seemed thankful for a bit of rest. But he seemed like a nice bloke.

    ボリス・ジョンソン首相, pictured with son Wilfred, 1, at Peppa Pig World on the day before his speech to the CBI

    ボリス・ジョンソン首相, pictured with son Wilfred, 1, at Peppa Pig World on the day before his speech to the CBI

    Neville Astley, one of the show's creators, MailOnlineに語った: 'We don't get involved in politics. Peppa is apolitical. The only politics she knows is that within her family, mainly Grandpa Pig and Daddy Pig, over a broken lawnmower or something'

    Neville Astley, one of the show's creators, MailOnlineに語った: 'We don't get involved in politics. Peppa is apolitical. The only politics she knows is that within her family, mainly Grandpa Pig and Daddy Pig, over a broken lawnmower or something'

    Neville Astley, one of the show’s creators, MailOnlineに語った: ‘We don’t get involved in politics. Peppa is apolitical. The only politics she knows is that within her family, mainly Grandpa Pig and Daddy Pig, over a broken lawnmower or something

    How three polytechnic graduates created Peppa Pig and its £1bn brand

    Phil Davies (Producer of Peppa Pig), Morwenna Banks (俳優 & Voice of Mummy Pig), Peppa Pig, Harley Bird (Voice of Peppa Pig/Actress) and Neville Astley (Co-Creator of Peppa Pig) Peppa Pig 'Festival of Fun' in 2019

    Phil Davies (Producer of Peppa Pig), Morwenna Banks (俳優 & Voice of Mummy Pig), Peppa Pig, Harley Bird (Voice of Peppa Pig/Actress) and Neville Astley (Co-Creator of Peppa Pig) Peppa Pig ‘Festival of Fun’ に 2019

    Adored by pre-school children, Peppa Pig is the brainchild of animation studio Astley Baker Davies, headed by Neville Astley, Mark Baker, and Phil Davies, who are also behind television series The Big Knights and Holly’s Little Kingdom.

    The studio had been working on a series for the BBC, but became frustrated by its scheduling so took Peppa to Channel Five and children’s satellite channel Nick Jr, with the show first airing in 2004.

    Mr Neville, Mr Baker and Mr Davies went from animation graduates at Middlesex Polytechnic in the 1980s to creating a global franchise worth £1billion. The trio shared £140 million when Entertainment One bought a 70 per cent stake in Astley Baker Davies, their production company.

    The children’s programme has since been broadcast in 180 territories and in 2019 Entertainment One was acquired for £3.3billion by Hasbro, the powerhouse toymaker behind the Monopoly board game, Play-Doh, My Little Pony and Transformers.

    The programme was an instant smash, making £1million in merchandise sales in Peppa’s first year, とで 2005 scooped a Bafta for Best Pre-School Animation and the Grand Prix for Best TV production at the Annecy Animation Festival.

    By the time the second series hit screens, Peppa had been sold to more than 120 国, including the US, as well as Canada, オーストラリア, フランス, Germany and New Zealand.

    に 2010 Peppa became the UK’s top pre-school toy, with the character grossing more than £200 million in UK merchandise sales, double that of the previous year.

    More theme parks look set to join Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park in Hampshire, and more merchandisewhich already includes everything from Play-Doh to pyjamas, playing cards and playsets, as well as duvet covers, soft toys and jewellery.

    The vast majority of Peppa’s billion dollar fortune comes from merchandising, with just five per cent made from licensing the programme for broadcast.

    しかしながら, though popular, Peppa has sometimes been at the centre of controversy.

    In the first two series her family did not wear seatbelts, and its heroine has been accused of encouraging children to behave badly by answering back and jumping in puddles. An episode where Peppa meets a friendly spider was also pulled from Australian television schedules over fears it could encourage children to approach deadly arachnids.

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    Yesterday he told the CBI that the Peppa Pig cartoon character is ‘pure genius’, despite resembling a ‘Picasso-like hairdryer’, before appearing to take a swipe at Whitehall by saying ‘no civil servant would conceivably come up with Peppa’.

    Mr Astley, Mark Baker and Phil Davies went from animation graduates at Middlesex Polytechnic in the 1980s to creating a global franchise worth £1billion. The trio shared £140 million when Entertainment One bought a 70 per cent stake in Astley Baker Davies, their production company.

    The children’s programme has since been broadcast in 180 territories and in 2019 Entertainment One was acquired for £3.3billion by Hasbro, the powerhouse toymaker behind the Monopoly board game, Play-Doh, My Little Pony and Transformers.

    Astley Baker Davies continue to make the Peppa Pig shows, but Hasbro apparently owns the merchandising rights, making millions from the sale of toys, games and other items.

    The Prime Minister told the CBI yesterday ‘not enoughpeople had Paultons Park in Hampshire in a rambling address to business leaders where he lost his place during the key speech and kept saying ‘forgive meas he frantically shuffled his papers.

    Downing Street declined to comment on the trip but a spokesman for Peppa Pig World told MailOnline: ‘Mr Johnson and his family visited Paultons Park in a private capacity and were not gifted their admission tickets.’

    Mr Johnson’s trip to the amusement park has come under the spotlight after he spoke about it during a chaotic speech to business leaders on Monday, describing it as ‘my kind of place’.

    Farhadul Azhar Tipu, 33, ハートフォードシャーから, was visiting the Hampshire attraction with his four-year-old daughter when they spotted the Prime Minister with his wife, キャリー, and one-year-old son, ウィルフレッド.

    ‘We were literally behind them on the ride,’ Mr Tipu told the PA news agency.

    ‘It was strange that not many people recognised himhe did attract a few people’s attention but not many people realised it was the Prime Minister.

    ‘My daughter didn’t know who he was, she was just happy to be in Peppa Pig World.

    Mr Tipu took pictures of Mr Johnson on a multicoloured ride, with Wilfred sitting on his knee.

    He said he greeted the Prime Minister and asked him how his trip was, to which the politician replied ‘Very nice’.

    ‘There was civil dressed security around him but it was easy for me to talk to him as his security personals were very friendly,’ 彼が追加した.

    He was clearly enjoying being in the driving seat although ボリス・ジョンソン really should have had two hands on the wheel.

    It was all child’s play, しかしながら, as he was sitting with son Wilf in a miniature car on a day out at Peppa Pig World on Sunday.

    The Prime Minister’s wife Carrie was also on the trip which may have helped inspire yesterday’s speech to the CBI when he hailed the cartoon character and talked of his visit to the New Forest attraction.

    Wilf, 1, was wrapped up warmly in a blue and red padded coat with dinosaur embroidered trousers.

    Mr Johnson sported blue jeans, a shirt, and navy blazer jacket topped off by a green beanie hat.

    The family was also seen having fun on the Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club boat ride.

    An onlooker told The Sun that Mr Johnson had ‘made a joke about how slow the ride wasand ‘seemed in good spirits’.

    Inspired by his trip with his wife Carrie and son Wilf, 一緒に描かれています, Mr Johnson then hailed the global success of Peppa Pig, telling business leaders the children’s cartoon was a great example of British creativity

    Inspired by his trip with his wife Carrie and son Wilf, 一緒に描かれています, Mr Johnson then hailed the global success of Peppa Pig, telling business leaders the children’s cartoon was a great example of British creativity

    The Johnsons went on a water ride at the popular family theme park on the edge of the New Forest

    The Johnsons went on a water ride at the popular family theme park on the edge of the New Forest

    Downing Street is still yet to say  who paid for the trip - but the family ticket will have cost more than £100 for the three of them

    Downing Street is still yet to say who paid for the tripbut the family ticket will have cost more than £100 for the three of them

    Boris cited the Peppa Pig World visit in a speech the following day - but it went wrong and he lost his place

    Boris cited the Peppa Pig World visit in a speech the following daybut it went wrong and he lost his place

    Boris Johnson and son Wilfred at Peppa Pig World in the New Forest on Sunday

    Boris Johnson and son Wilfred at Peppa Pig World in the New Forest on Sunday

    Wilf, 1, was wrapped up warmly in a blue and red padded coat with dinosaur embroidered trousers as he played with his father

    Wilf, 1, was wrapped up warmly in a blue and red padded coat with dinosaur embroidered trousers as he played with his father

    Boris and Wilf race away on a toy car together. In his speech Mr Johnson made the noise of a revving car

    Boris and Wilf race away on a toy car together. In his speech Mr Johnson made the noise of a revving car

    George Bell, 30, was out on a family day trip of his own to the theme park when he also spotted Boris waiting to go on the same ride.

    Mr Bell said: ‘I first spotted him when he was queuing ahead of me. He briefly said ‘hi, how are you?’

    ‘Then on the water ride itself, my carriage bumped into his. He remarked the ride was awfully slow.

    The PM and his wife, who married earlier this year at Westminster Cathedral, are expecting their second child together in December.

    Their first child together, ウィルフレッド, was born in April 2020 and sports the same characteristic mop of blonde locks as his father.

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