How Holmfirth schoolboy Oliver Harrop got Chris Evans to wear his pyjamas on BBC’s The One Show

WHEN Oliver Harrop wore his pyjamas to school for a fundraiser he could never imagine he’d end up on TV.

Oliver Harrop (6), of Wooldale, on The One Show.

WHEN Oliver Harrop wore his pyjamas to school for a fundraiser he could never imagine he’d end up on TV.

But tonight, Oliver, aged six and-three-quarters, will be the star of The One Show with Chris Evans and Alex Jones.

It all started when all the children at Kirkroyds Infant School, New Mill, wore their pyjamas to school last Friday.

That morning Oliver rang Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 breakfast show as part of the ‘things you’re doing for the first time’ section.

Oliver challenged the DJ and TV presenter to wear pyjamas to work – and today Chris Evans has promised to do just that.

Oliver’s mum Anne, explained: “Oliver was going into school in his pyjamas for the first time that day for the school fundraiser, which would help the school buy some new books for the library and maths equipment.

“Oliver talked to Chris about what he would be doing and then on Monday he was invited to go back on the radio show and to mark his day at school in his pyjamas out of 10.

“Oliver became part of the show. He talked to Chris for four minutes and talked about all his different pyjamas.

“He even mentioned Jordan Rhodes and Huddersfield Town. He is a massive fan and wanted to tell the sports reporter he met Jordan Rhodes a few weeks ago.

“He then challenged Chris Evans to wear his pyjamas to work.

“Chris decided to do it on Friday and he’s invited Oliver on The One Show where they’ll both wear their pyjamas.”

Oliver is excited about the experience and will wear his favourite pyjamas and his Huddersfield Town dressing gown.

Mum Anne and dad Jon will go with him on the train trip and are excited that a car will meet them at the railway station to take them to the TV studio.

Anne added: “Oliver’s loved the experience so far.

“It was the first time he’s been on the radio and he got straight through. I don’t think he can understand what it will be like on TV yet, but he is very excited.

“It’s been a great experience for him. He’s also excited about being in the Examiner because he can understand how a paper works, but TV and how it’s done is unknown to him.

“He did say, though, that he was happy to go on the TV on his own.

“I’m proud of how he handled himself. He was so polite and when he couldn’t hear them he said ‘pardon’ and was very articulate.

“During the radio show Chris asked Oliver how old he was and Oliver said six and-a-half. Chris worked out he was six and-three-quarters, so that’s what Oliver says now.”

See Oliver on The One Show at 7pm tonight.

 
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