Friday, 17 June 2011

Olly the Little White Van

Got kids? Then you know who this guy is!

This is Justin Fletcher; known to parents and preschoolers across the nation. 
Justin has been working in kids TV for a number of years and has played a huge number of characters over the span of his career, entertaining and enthralling millions of children; coming soon is a new and incredibly exciting edition to that collection - Olly the Little White Van

Meet Olly - a little van with a big, bubbly personality! (Just like Justin!) 

According to the press release Olly is described as fun and cheeky with a lovely heart. There's a whole fun cast of new characters for your children to love and they have lots of adventures and each episode has a song and dance - so it seems that Olly the Little White Van ticks every box for my boys.

In the process of writing this blog post I watched a clip of Olly and my son Roman (the 2 year old) came running over when he heard the *very* catchy theme song and watched the clip with me. Then we watched it again. Then again. And again. Immediately Roman loves Olly; he loves the singing, the action, the characters, he wanted to see every part of the website over and over. As I write this he's peeping over the top of my laptop and asking for "Olly little and white!" and my husband is humming the theme song as he runs the bath. A hit! 

Olly the Little White Van starts on CITV on Sunday 26th of June at 6.25am - I might even let my husband have the Sunday lie in for once so I can watch it!

To see the rest of the characters and some clips look at the website here and see the facebook page here  to find out more information. 

This morning I was lucky enough to interview Justin Fletcher about Olly (amongst other things!) See the interview here.  


  1. 6:25am? On a Sunday?!? It had better be on catch up!!! xX

  2. We were approached by the Olly The Little White Van people about our concept Gussy The Ice Cream Man based on Gus Bodur who has been an ice cream man for many years. We published Gussy's ABC Book illustrated by our 10 year old Daughter Chloe Bodur in 2008 and Gussy's 123 Book also illustrated by Chloe. They said ITV were looking for a new project for kids and could they take the book to them, we told them we had many stories about Gussy's adventures with his little white van and we gave them our theme tune. Instead of working with us and launching Gussy The Ice Cream Man on ITV, they decided to make Olly The Little White Van and add in an ice cream van character in the same shape and original colour of our vintage ice cream van. We are very disappointed and our daughter who is now 13 is devastated and can't believe they have done this. We think people should know this as their idea was in development after they had spoken to us.

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