Mr Tumble Net Worth And Life Behind The Scenes
Justin Fletcher (AKA Mr Tumble) is a television personality mainly known for his career in children television but what is Mr Tumble’s Net Worth?
He’s a much loved television personality, well-known for his work on children’s channel CBeebies. But who is the man behind the constantly upbeat persona?
We’re taking a look at his career, personal life and net worth.
Who Is Justin Fletcher?
It was Philip Schofield who inspired Fletcher to pursue children’s television as he regularly watched him on the programme The Broom Cupboard with Gordon the Gopher.
He later met Philip Schofield who suggested that he make a show reel and send it out to different TV executives.
Appearing on This Morning, he once said:
“You are responsible for my career, that’s very true. At my third year in drama school I met Phillip and he very kindly gave me some advice and he said go out there and make a show reel and get it out there… and I did and I got my first job about three weeks later. You were my inspiration!”
On his showreel, named Justin Time, he showcased two characters; Anna Conda (a reptile house warden) and Arthur Sleep, a newsreader who constantly falls asleep anywhere.
Both characters were actually used for his his show Gigglebiz which was broadcast on CBeebies.
What Is Justin Fletcher’s (Mr Tumble) Net Worth?
Jeremy Fletcher’s (Mr Tumble’s) net worth is an estimated £1.5 million.
Where Does Mr Tumble’s Net Worth Come From?
Fletcher soon became part of the BBC company, working with CBeebies on different children’s programmes.
He was on the Tikkabilla programme which later led to Higgeldy House. It was slapstick comedy for children which eventually led to his most well-known role, Mr Tumble.
The actor also tried his hand at voice acting, voicing the characters Doodles and Jake in the Tweenies, Miguel in Finley the Fire Engine, Sleeping Bear and growling tiger in Boo! He even voiced some of the ‘baas’ in Shaun The Sheep!
Who Does Makaton Sign Language Help?
Through his own production company, Fletcher created the programme Something Special, which uses Makaton Sign Language.
Makaton sign language is a unique language system that allows people to communicate. Signs are used, with speech in spoken word order to give extra help about what people are saying.
It is used especially for those who have experienced difficulty or frustration in being able to communicate easily, for people of all ages and abilities.
Makaton is extremely flexible as it can be personalised to people’s needs with over 100,000 children and adults using symbols and signs.
For the show, Fletcher won a BAFTA Children’s Awards for Best Presenter in 2008, 2010, and 2012.
In 2008, Fletcher was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to “children’s broadcasting and the voluntary sector.”
When asked if he enjoys working on children’s television, he said:
“Oh, I love it. The reaction we get from the children, the families, the teachers, everyone, is incredible.
“When you get emails daily saying: “My child has spoken for the first time after watching this programme,” it’s a very important thing, and it’s important that we carry on this programme. It helps so many children.”
Would He Ever Venture Into Adult Comedy?
Fletcher once admitted to considering a change in direction and perhaps venturing into adult comedy. Although, he also confirmed that he would never leave children’s television completely as that remains his primary passion.
“I’ve spoken to some lovely people who I’ve got to know over the years, like Peter Kay, and who knows, if something came up that’s right for me, of course I’d look at it because it would be a real challenge for me and take me out of my comfort zone.”