Charlie jets off to meet adoring Philippino fans

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NATIONAL television chat shows and thousands of screaming fans await talented Charlie Green as he jets off to the Philippines.

Thanks to the wonder of the internet, the 10-year-old singing sensation from Droitwich has become a huge hit with music lovers in his mum Cecille's native country.

According to his dad Roger the family has now been advised to ensure Charlie has transport and security arranged before visiting the Philippines.

"We have been told Charlie has become quite a big celebrity over in the Philippines and because of this the managing director of ABS-CBN Europe came and visited us and said he wanted Charlie to go over for a promotional visit," he said.

The family flew out this week and Mr Green said Charlie has been booked to speak and sing on at least eight television chat shows during their three-week stay.

"There's going to be hundreds, if not thousands, of fans at the airport which we have never encountered before. There were 15 girls outside the house on Tuesday night trying to get a glimpse of Charlie, which is ridiculous, isn't it?"

However, Mr Green said his son, who attends Westacre Middle School, had not let fame change him.

"He's so down to earth," he said. "He just waved to those kids the other night and that was it. He's just a normal kid."

Mr Green said Charlie was now learning the main language of the Philippines, Tagalog, to help him with future film roles.

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