BARNSLEY might have gained its latest TV sensation after young Louie George made it onto screens this week.
Louie George Wood, six, from Mapplewell, has cerebral palsy after being born prematurely at 28 weeks, weighing just 2lbs, and then suffered a bleed on the brain and several life-threatening conditions.
He’s now at school and following a letter from the BBC last year asking if he could be filmed for the BAFTA award-winning show ‘Something Special’ featuring Mr Tumble, he made it onto TV screens this week.
His mum, Jodie Morgan, told the Chronicle: “We first heard about it in March last year when we had to give permission for Louie to be filmed at school.
“We didn’t think he had made it as we didn’t receive any contact.
“But we found out this week that Louie was going to be in a couple of episodes.
“We’re bursting with pride.
“Mr Tumble has been in our lives for the last 12 years so to watch Louie on his show was just so lovely.
“I got quite emotional when I found out.
“He’s our little TV star.”