But David Joyner sure wishes reporters would lay off the sex angle.
If you thought the guy who played Barney was a down-on-his-luck actor who took the role just to pay his rent, think again
Turn away, kids. This time Barney the dinosaur is singing a song that's not appropriate for kids. Mylo the Cat aka Adam Schleichkorn
It was critical in providing not only an interest in current affairs and politics but also a confidence. I was fortunate that we also talked about politics at home. But without a different source of information that Newsround provided, I would not have been able to engage properly in a discussion and, very occasionally, disagree or put an alternative point of view forward.