Heacham youngster appears on BBC’s One Show

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A Heacham youngster appeared on the BBC’s One Show with his ancient wild boar skull.

Nathan Welham discovered the skull, which he has named “Charlie Pig”, during a family walk along the beach near Holme two years ago.

The seven-year-old and his proud mum Michelle appeared with presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones on Tuesday’s edition of the show following a feature on growing wild boar numbers and was a television natural.

She said: “Nathan wasn’t phased by the experience and took it all in his stride from the moment we arrived in London.

“Matt and Alex were really lovely.

“It was a fantastic experience for Nathan.

“We are all really proud of Nathan.”

Mrs Welham received a call at 10pm on Monday evening to confirm their booking.

They were picked up in a chauffeur driven Mercedes at King’s Cross station and taken to the BBC studios, where they also met Eastenders star Adam Woodyatt.

Nathan and his classmates at Heacham Primary School watched the programme on the iplayer on Wednesday morning.

The youngster was also cheered by the school during playtime.

Speaking on Wednesday morning Mrs Welham said: “He is still really excited.”

Nathan found the skull, complete with tusks, in July, 2012, when he spotted it sticking out of the sand near Holme. Its age was later verified by experts at Lynn Museum.