A LUCKY Wigan youngster has been rubbing shoulders with a reality star after pipping thousands to the post in a national competition.
Daniel Wedge and his classmates got the chance to meet Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson – all thanks to his dad who entered and won a special MU Cheese competition which ran in Tesco Magazine.
Seven-year-old Daniel was in awe as he watched his idol perform dance routines at his school, Beech Hill Primary.
The stunned Springfield youngster even had the chance to try out his own dance performance.
He said: “It was so amazing to meet George. I was really excited. It was incredible to be able to dance with him, he is a fantastic dancer. I only hope I can dance like that one day.
“I’m really glad that dad entered. I was very happy that I won the competition.”
Daniel’s Dad won the Tesco competition to have George perform at the school by correctly guessing that Singing’ in the Rain was the song he danced to in the Britain’s Got Talent final.
George has been working with MU Cheese on a scheme to get children active. He’s created a special dance routine, and a series of exclusive vides aimed at getting little ones and families moving. To view the videos visit www.youtube.com/mucheese.
A spokesman for Tesco said: “Projects like this are becoming ever more important, with more and more children venturing online for inspiration and information on their idols.
“Videos like this are a fun way to engage kids and inspire them to dance, even at home or school.”
George himself runs a dance studio in his home town of Warrington, teaching classes to kids on a regular basis.
He says it’s very important to keep fit and knows that dance is a fun medium to get kids up and active.
George began his journey busking on the streets of Manchester as a child and went on to become one of the most successful reality TV winners. Since his win he has found fame on both the big and small screen.