From their birth on November 18, 1983, the Walton Sextuplets were thrust straight into the media spotlight becoming the most filmed children on the planet. Then when they reached 18, they decided to distance themselves from the attention and get on with their normal lives. Now, aged 27, the Walton Sextuplets make a return to the screen for the first time in almost a decade.
The children’s mother Janet Walton spoke fondly of her daughters saying, "Jennie was a bit of a leader because she climbed out of her cot first, Luci was shy as a toddler but has made up for that now, Sarah was the quietest, although not now, Ruth is quite bossy, Kate is academic and Hannah is very articulate and organised.But they've always been close and they talk to each other all the time. And we still have meetings round the kitchen table, which we had for any big decision, such as parties, birthdays or school."
The show is being produced by film production company Ettinger Brothers, who are also producing the forthcoming movie Catweazle starring Rhys Ifans rumoured to be in the lead role. The Walton Sextuplets: Moving On will also focus on The New Born Appeal, which Janet Walton is heavily involved in. It will air tonight on ITV1 at 9pm.
For further information on The New Born Appeal, please visit www.thenewbornappeal.co.uk