“The reason is that my father was Michael Bond. Which means. of course, you are also related to Michael Bond.
“He was always part of my family. He is so real to our family, and now to your family too, because he is a member of the family.
“He used to sit on the table at meal times and my father used to talk to him and talk through him to us.
“Of course, I never knew anything else because he was always around,” she said referring to the iconic bear in the raincoat.”