Ant and Dec undergo disguise to give six-year-old hero Pride of Britain award

Pride of Britain viewers became were overcome with emotion during Sunday's show when a little boy was given his more than well deserved award.

Tony, six, was awarded the award after he raised £1.5 million for the hospital which saved his life when he was just a baby.

Tragically the young lad was brutally abused by his parents when he was just 41 days old which ended in him being admitted to hospital with multiple fractures, sepsis and organ failure.

He also had every single one of his tiny limbs broken and he had been without medical attention for up to 10 days.

Tony wasn't expected to survive after the abuse from his birth parents but NHS heros' managed to save his life and then he was successfully adopted.

Thankfully, he has been thriving with his new life with his adopted parents and decided he wanted to raise money for the hospital.

His story went viral and brave Tony managed to raise over £1.5million for the hospital.

To give him his Pride of Britain Award, Tony was invited to the famous toy store in London, Hamleys.

But he had no idea that Ant and Dec were going to be there in disguise to give him his award.

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The pair entered the room dressed as Nutcrackers as Tony continued looking around the many shelves.

They then approached him, saluted him and slowly took off their costumes to reveal who they were leaving Tony happily gobsmacked.

The bewildered youngster simply said: "That surprised me."

Dec told him: "Tony, you already know we think you are an absolute hero for all of the money you raised this summer."

Ant added: "We love you, Tony, we really do."

The comedy presenting duo then revealed, hidden behind a toy dinosaur, Tony’s Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award, in partnership with TSB.

Speaking on how he feels about receiving the award he said: "I’m really happy…I’m going to hide it from my sister."

Mum Paula said: "Tony is a massive fan of Ant and Dec, he is obsessed with them. He even wanted to change his name to Ant & Dec at one point.

"We were looking at the toys and these two life-sized Nutcrackers suddenly started talking.

"Tony looked at me, then he blurted out, ‘That’s Ant and Dec!’. He had recognised their voices and even recognised Dec’s wedding ring. They took off their disguise and Tony was so excited."

Tony says: "I am feeling really proud I have won this award. I was really happy when I saw it was Ant and Dec – I’ve always wanted to meet them. I’d have liked to have given them a high five!"

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