A WHITCHURCH pupil who went viral over his letter of support for King Charles III has guested on the famous BBC Breakfast red sofa.

Charlie Sambrook, a 10-year-old Tilstock Primary School pupil, headed to Manchester with his mum Rebecca plus staff including his Year 6 teacher Billy Paterson.

There they were interviewed by BBC Breakfast royalty in Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt about his letter to His Majesty urging him ‘to be brave’ after his recent cancer diagnosis.

Rebecca told the presenters about Charlie’s own cancer diagnosis when he was three years old with a tumour on his kidney meaning he had to undergo six weeks of chemotherapy, which halved it and then he had the organ removed.

Charlie then read out the letter after he was asked to by Naga and the youngster explained that he was tube fed and in a wheelchair and also told Charlie Stayt that he told the King to ‘never give up’.

Mr Paterson added: “At Tilstock School, we love courageous advocacy, we love to encourage our kids to see a change they want to make in the world and to go out there and make it.

“They can do anything they set their minds to.

"Charlie came in the day after the King’s diagnosis and we said ‘you have an opportunity to tell this life story that he will relate to’.

“The fact that they share the same first name is brilliant – my favourite line was ‘from one Charles to another’.

“I’m unendingly proud of him.”

Charlie, when asked by Naga how he felt knowing his card was picked out, added: “I was overwhelmed and speechless.”

The pupil also brought his frog to the studio that he received when he was diagnosed which contained the affirmations that he has passed onto His Majesty.

Mr Paterson added: “He’s an incredible ambassador for children who have been through something like cancer.

“It’s fantastic to see him grow in confidence and realise this is something special he has lived through.”

The nation was also told that Charlie was heading back to school for some maths which led to Naga ‘digging out’ Mr Paterson.