12-year-old dancer, Junior Frood, appeared on This Morning to talk about his experiences of bullying but left having been given the opportunity of a lifetime!
The young dancer got in touch with the ITV show after hearing about their ‘Be Kind’ movement, an anti-bullying campaign.
Speaking to This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phil Schofield, Junior revealed his own traumatic experiences of being bullied both at school and near his home.
Check out the video here:
I had to move schools and move house. They also lived on my street so the bullying happened on my street.
They made fun of my hair, called me spider, and called me gay because I dance. It made me feel really sad and isolated from a lot of people.
But impressively, Junior vowed to use his sadness as the motivation to pursue his passion for dancing.
He went on to win an opportunity to dance on stage with Justin Bieber after raising a significant amount of money for various anti-bullying charities. However there was one dream that was still just out of reach for him.
When asked what it was he replied: “To be in the West End musical.” Incredibly, Junior’s dream came true just minutes after his appearance as it was revealed that The British Theatre Academy wanted to offer him a job.
During Rylan’s showbiz segment he revealed he had some breaking news:
They’re doing a West End version of Pinocchio and they loved Junior so much they want to offer him a guest role in his first ever West End musical.
The news was revealed on air when Junior was making his way home from the This Morning studios, so it was likely that he wouldn’t have known straightaway.
This Morning and ITV are currently running their ‘Be Kind’ anti-bullying campaign. For more information or to make a pledge you can click here.