A TOT has become an internet sensation after he developed a love of Star Wars at Wigan Comic Con.
Three-year-old James Blakeman of Swinley is now a worldwide celebrity after his dad posted a video of his young son watching one of the famous Star Wars film for the first time.
The New Lodge pre-school toddler, filmed by dad Sam, has been viewed across the world with the footage racking up 500,000 of hits on Youtube.
Sam, 33, said: “I knew James had developed a liking for the Star Wars characters after we visited Wigan Comic Con last December but I didn’t at all expect that reaction from him. He went a bit bonkers when he saw the film.
“He really enjoyed the event at Robin Park so I thought I would show him the film and decided to video him watching it.
“Since he reacted in such a mad way I thought I’d post it on YouTube and overnight it had about 100,000 views. I couldn’t believe it.”
Now, the footage of James has gone viral with more than a half a million viewers tuning in to watch the Star Wars fan.
As the movie begins James innocently asks: “What’s this dad?”
Asked what he thinks it is, James thinks for a moment before adding enthusiastically: “Storm Woopers, and the people!”
Sam admits that he dare not correct him as he’s so close to ‘Storm Troopers’.
He said: “He doesn’t seem phased by Darth Vader but for some reason doesn’t like Storm Troopers.”
As the famous tune comes into play, the youngsters face lights up with recognition: “I like it!” He shouts.
He then becomes increasingly enthusiastic and when asked by Sam if it was exciting he exclaims: “There’s a spaceship.”
James then amuses his captivated audience by jumping up and down, dancing and throwing himself around the room to the music.
Sam added: “I have no idea what made him react like that, he must have been in a specially bonkers mood that evening.”