This Morning fans in awe of ‘fantastic’ boy who had both legs amputated as a baby

This Morning fans were in awe today of a seven-year-old boy who had both of his legs amputated when he was a baby as he showed off his new prosthetic legs.

Tony Hudgell walked onto the show using his new prosthetic legs told Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary about how his life has changed for the better.

Wee Tony looked adorable in a grey blazer as he wowed everyone telling them that he loves to play football after adjusting to his new legs.

However when Alison asked him how long he’s had his new legs, Tony simply replied: “I literally don’t know!”

But his mum Paula confirmed he’s “had them for about six weeks now” and said he’s doing so well.

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“He does venture out now without the crutches, its just incredible to see him like that,” she said.

“It means that he’s at the same level of his peers, has access to so much more and can play with his friends at school.”

His proud father Mark added: “He’s done incredibly well.”

Tony Hudgell appeared on This Morning on Friday to show off his new prosthetic legs alongside his adoptive parents
Tony Hudgell appeared on This Morning on Friday to show off his new prosthetic legs alongside his adoptive parents

Pride of Britain award winner Tony was so horrifically abused by his biological parents when he was a baby that doctors had to amputate his legs.

Tony was just one month old when he was admitted to the Evelina London Children’s Hospital in Southwark, South East London, with multiple fractures, multiple organ failure and sepsis.

Last year he raised £1.5million for the hospital that saved his life by walking 10km on his prosthetics with crutches.

However, Alison confirmed that he’s actually raised £1.8 million in total now.

This Morning viewers were full of praise for Tony and took to Twitter to comment.

“Aw bless Tony what a lovely lad #thismorning” one person posted.

A second tweeted: “That kid was adorable! Made my day seeing his little face light up like that! #thismorning.”

A third added: “Oh FFS the wee lad on #ThisMorning with the prosthetic legs is just the happiest and funniest wee lad in the world.”

And a fourth posted: “Best guest all week is Tony #ThisMorning.”

Someone else added: “What an amazing little boy, he’s put a smile on my miserable face this morning #ThisMorning.”

Others were quick to wish Tony a happy birthday as he revealed he had turned seven on Friday.

“Happy birthday Tony! Fantastic little boy #ThisMorning,” one viewer tweeted.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.


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