Ex-CBeebies star strips topless as she remembers pic that got her fired from BBC

Axed CBeebies presenter, Sarah-Jane Honeywell, has taken another topless picture to recreate the one that got her fired from the BBC 10 years ago.

The actress, and now mother-of-two with her Hollyoaks husband Ayden Callaghan, posted the statement picture to Instagram alongside a screenshot of the original topless photograph.

Sarah-Jane previously worked alongside Justin Fletcher, also known as Mr Tumble, but has since revealed he has never spoken to her since the topless picture was released.

In a defiant statement, Sarah-Jane cleared up the rumours of her departing the BBC on Instagram on Monday.

She wrote: "It’s 10 years to the day that a picture was taken that changed the projection of my life completely.

"To celebrate the changes that #cancelculture propelled me towards, here is a similar picture taken on my roof today, 10 years later. This time though, I’m asking you to ‘Relate to what’s on someone’s plate’ #bekind #bekindtoyourself."

Although it was widely documented that the picture was the reason Sarah-Jane was fired from the BBC, she claimed a producer already wanted to get rid of her.

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She wrote: "There is so much speculation about how ‘this picture’ got me fired from CBeebies but the truth is there was already a producer that hated me and wanted to get rid of me. This picture merely lit the match to a bonfire that had already been built for me."

Sarah-Jane spiralled through a very difficult time after leaving the show. She admitted to racking up nearly £100,000 in credit card debt and having to move into her parent's garage.

Speaking about her decision to do the topless shoot to The Sun, Sarah-Jane said: "At the time, I was on a filming break from CBeebies, so didn’t think I needed to clear it with them. It was just a bit of fun – and I wasn’t even paid to do it."

She added: “The BBC was asked to comment on the pictures, and they simply said I no longer worked for them. That was how I found out."

Distraught, Sarah-Jane said she loved her job on CBeebies. She told The Sun: "I had so much fun every day, just trying to make kids laugh.”

However, her world changed dramatically after the snaps from PETA came to light in 2011, but she doesn't regret a thing.

Now, Sarah-Jane is married to ex-Hollyoaks actor Ayden Callaghan, 39, and feels she is thriving despite decisions in her past.

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The pair have two young boys together, Phoenix and Indiana Fox.

Sarah-Jane told her Instagram followers: "I'm so grateful though and I now know, even when life doesn’t go the way you want it to, things can turn out better than you wished for anyway.

"Without that bonfire I would never have met my husband @aydencallaghan I would never have had my two children, my boys, Phoenix and Indiana Fox whom I live for and… I would never have known real happiness."

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