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Monday 20th August 2018

This Morning favourite mobbed by adoring fans!

Just voted the most fanciable children's TV star too...

Dr Ranj Singh found himself mobbed by admirers during the first day of This Morning Live in Birmingham!

The show's resident medical expert joked he felt like David Beckham after being swamped by fans all wanting a picture with him on Thursday.

Dr Ranj was the centre of attention at Birmingham's NEC.

He's certainly popular! (Credit: This Morning Live / Kieran McCarron)

Now I know what David Beckham feels like!

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He quipped: "It's a real honour to meet so many people who are fans of the show. It's always great fun at This Morning Live and it's certainly an experience.

"Now I know what David Beckham feels like!

"I'm having a rock star moment!"

One fan pleased to meet Dr Ranj was Kerry Whelpdale, 33, from Essex.

She said: "My kids love Dr Ranj. They will be very jealous I've got to meet him today. He certainly makes medical things more relatable for children and I love him too from This Morning, of course.

"He's charming and handsome in person, that's for sure!”

Phil and Holly cut the ribbon to open This Morning Live on Thursday (Credit: This Morning Live / Kieran McCarron)

It's been a pretty great week for Dr Ranj, as he was recently named Britain's Hottest Children's TV presenter for the second year in a row!

In the light-hearted poll by Families Online, a massive 40 per cent of British mothers named Dr Ranj the most fanciable person on children's TV.

He fronts a CBeebies show called Get Well Soon.

Dr Ranj is a children's TV favourite! (Credit: ITV)

Dr Ranj reacted by saying: "Wowzers! I never really thought I could achieve such an accolade; it's such an honour."

He joked: "I now have the pressure of maintaining the title!"

Smitten mums listed several reasons for choosing Dr Ranj as their children's TV crush, including his smile, voice, eyebrows and "gorgeous dark brown eyes"!

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Runners-up included Ben Faulks, from Mr Bloom, Andy Day, from Andy's Wild Adventures, Steve Backshall and Mr Tumble's Justin Fletcher.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were in Birmingham on Thursday to launch this year's This Morning Live, which runs at the NEC until Sunday.

This Morning Live is on at the NEC Birmingham until Sunday 20th May. Doors open 10am – 5pm daily. Tickets can be purchased online or from the ticket office.

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