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Ant and Dec surprise little boy who has raised over £1 million for hospital that saved his life

Ant and Dec sent a special video message to five-year-old hero Tony

A little boy has just had the surprise of his life - as Ant and Dec congratulated him for his amazing fundraising efforts.

Tony, five, couldn't believe it as he received a special video from the dynamic duo.

The little tot had to have both of his legs amputated at just 41 days old - after he was abused by his birth parents.

And at just five years old he walked 10km with his new prosthetic legs for charity.

Tony is a huge Ant and Dec fan (Credit: Twitter @PrideofBritain)

Tony raised over an incredible £1.2 million for Evelina London Children's Hospital. The same hospital that saved his life.

Pride of Britain chose Tom to receive an award along with a special message from his personal heroes - Ant and Dec.

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They shared the touching video message on Twitter.

"He's an incredible little boy"

The caption reads: "5 yr old Tony was so badly abused by his birth parents that he had to have both legs amputated. He’s an incredible little boy who has raised over £1m for the hospital that saved him.

"He loves Ant and Dec and this message shows they love him too."

Ant and Dec praised Tony for his amazing achievement (Credit: Twitter @PrideofBritain)

The video begins with an excited Tony covering his eyes awaiting his surprise.

He is then handed his adopted mum's phone to watch the video clip.

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As he sees the pair on his screen he stares at his mum in amazement.

"I love Ant and Dec"

Turning back to the screen he says: "I love Ant and Dec."

Ant McPartlin says: "Hi Tony. Ant and Dec here, we just wanted to send you a message to say what an amazing thing you are doing."

Declan Donnelly continues: "Absolutely amazing, you are a hero. Listen, thank you so much. Keep up the good work and we are sending you lots and lots of love, thanks, Tony."

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Tony was inspired to undergo his charitable fundraising act after seeing Captain Tom Moore raise over £32 million for the NHS.

Tony was just thrilled with his video message from his heroes (Credit: Twitter @PrideofBritain)

The 100-year-old has since thanked and praised Tony for his incredible efforts.

Sending a video message Captain Tom said: "Well done Tony, haven't you done well!"

Tom's daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore continued: "On behalf of Captain Tom and the entire family, we are so impressed by what you've done, Tony. It is absolutely incredible."

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