Celebrity Teddy Bears
Over the years, Be My Bear has been lucky enough to provide our teddy bear making kits to both celebrities and television production companies meaning our bears have made some pretty high profile friends. We always enjoy when our bears get to spend time in the limelight, and here are a few of our favourite appearances (at least the ones we are allowed to talk about)!
The eleventh UK series of Simon Cowell's The X-Factor began on ITV on 30th August 2014. Be My Bear were pleased to be chosen to provide teddy bears with personalised X-Tra Factor t-shirts to the final contestants including Fleur East and winner Ben Haenow.
Be My Bear were thrilled to supply one of our bears for Zahara Jolie-Pitt, the adopted daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Zahara had a small, uncredited part in Maleficent with her brother, Pax and has also done some voice work for the animated movie Kung Fu Panda 3.
Be My Bear were pleased that Sophia Ecclestone Rutland, the daughter of Tamara Ecclestone and Jay Rutland had the Be My Bear party experience during her 4th unicorn themed birthday celebration. Sophia can be seen clutching one of our unicorns in this photo.
In perhaps the biggest role yet for a Be My Bear teddy (or 500 teddies as it turned out), hit television show Hollyoaks wrote one of our bears into part of their storyline which finally came to an explosive end when the bears fitted with cameras exploded into flames with a bang!
Our bears came under the scrutiny of multi-millionaire Lord Alan Sugar when Be My Bear was asked to travel to London to display our bears to the teams taking part in one of the earlier seasons of The Apprentice. Although never shown on screen, we were thanked in the credits.
We were honoured when Prince William accepted the gift of a Be My Bear for his (as then) unborn son Prince George during a trip to Wales in 2013. The bear was presented by the St David's Hospice, a local charity providing care to patients across Conwy, Gwynedd & Anglesey
He's making a list, He's checking it twice; He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice, Santa Claus is coming to town! We were lucky to have Santa Claus visit Be My Bear in 2017 so he could pick up some bears to give to children during his travels on Christmas eve!
We were happy when British comedy television series The Mimic which aired on Channel 4 featured one of our bears in its show. The series centred on the fortunes of Martin Hurdle, a maintenance man with an uncanny ability to mimic voices and starred Terry Mynott in the lead role.
Emma Hibbert Nicolet
Be My Bear were chosen to provide our Official Marvin the Marvellous Crocodile making kits to Emma Hibbert Nicolet, radio host and presenter of Heart FM's Breakfast Show. The snappy crocs were purchased for her daughter Barley’s 4th birthday party with 10% of the proceeds helping the charity.