A Dryburgh youngster has melted the nation’s hearts following his appearance on This Morning.
Michael Glaister, 10, got his wish and rubbed shoulders with TV favourites Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on Tuesday.
The Kingspark pupil had asked for a This Morning mug in a film clip posted to the TV show’s Facebook page last week.
His mum said they received a call from the show on Saturday morning inviting them down to the studio in London.
Michael was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age two.
Charlene revealed the condition affected his social interaction, adding that he never spoke until about two years ago.
The mum-of-three said she phoned her son to deliver the good news about his upcoming appearance.
She said: “I told him I had received a phone call from This Morning and that they wanted him on the show.
“He had said ‘When I’m 18?’ I said ‘No, on Tuesday’, and he just replied with, ‘Oh OK’.”
The wannabe presenter looked a natural on set with the daytime TV hosts.
10-year-old Michael Glaister, who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, caught our attention after sending a video message to see if he could get his hands on Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby's branded mugs. But we couldn't let the surprises stop there…
Posted by This Morning on Tuesday, 16 October 2018
He was given a hamper of gifts from the show. A beaming Michael roared with laughter as Phillip issued him with his This Morning cover from his iPad.
Charlene said all the staff at This Morning had been “amazing”.
She said: “Michael has been overwhelmed by what’s happened, he’s had such a great time.
“He practised his script and he coped brilliantly on the show.”
The segment ended with a smiling Michael hugging the stars.
Holly and Phil look emotional as he embraced them both with a hug before saying “thank you”.
Holly could be heard saying during the embrace: “You are so lovely. So, so nice to meet you.”
She later tweeted: “The best cuddle from one of my all time favourite guests … Michael.”
Phil was almost left lost for words before saying “bless your heart”.
Charlene added: “I would just like to thank everyone again who shared Michael’s story.
“Watching it back has been so emotional.”