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Monday 16th September 2019

GMB viewers praise sign-singing teen who helps brother with cerebral palsy

Jade Kilduff has been campaigning to get basic sign language taught in all schools

Good Morning Britain viewers have heaped praise on a teenager whose sign-singing videos have gone viral.

Jade Kilduff, 18, and her brother Christian, four, have become internet sensations after she posted videos of them signing along to hit songs on her channel Sign Along To Us.

Christian, who suffers from cerebral palsy and is visually impaired, was described by doctors as a "miracle" after he stopped breathing for 24 minutes following birth but was resuscitated.

Jade said she never thought the videos would be so popular (Credit: ITV)

Appearing on GMB today, the teenager from Manchester said she never thought the videos would end up becoming so popular.

Jade said she initially started the channel to help Christian communicate.

"It's definitely helped him. At first we were told he could never be able to communicate or even understand what we were saying."

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Four-year-old Christian has cerebral palsy (Credit: ITV)

Jade explained she first posted the videos of Christian for family members to watch, but then strangers started watching and before they knew it it their clips were being watched by thousands.

"It's kind of just gone from there," Jade told hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard.

At first we were told he could never be able to communicate or even understand what we were saying.

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Jade wants basic sign language to be taught in all schools (Credit: ITV)

Jade and Christian have even got a celebrity following, with the likes of singers Anne-Marie, Lewis Capaldi and Gary Barlow retweeting them.

"Oh my gosh I've been so star struck," the teen said. "Anne-Marie retweeted our video and said she hopes to get to meet us one day."

Jade is now campaigning to get basic sign language taught in all schools.

Viewers watching the segment flocked to Twitter to praise the teen and show their support for her campaign.

"Jade Kilduff on @GMB is such an incredible young lady and I hope this appearance leads to funding and support for her campaign to teach singing in schools."

A second wrote: "@GMB that young girl jade with her younger brother deserves an honour," while a third shared, "Jade you truly are an inspirational young lady. Mature, wise, loving and giving way beyond your years. It was a joy to watch you on GMB. Please carry on doing your amazing work."

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