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Heartwarming moment Bradley Walsh hugs Doctor Who fan in Broadstairs

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Original article from Kent Live

Bradley Walsh made one fan of Doctor Who and The Chase's day in Broadstairs this morning (July 1).

The 61-year-old actor and comedian has been down on the Kent coast all week filming for the Darling Buds of May remake.

A large crowd had gathered at the bottom of Harbour Street as the cast filmed some scenes in the sunshine.

Read more: Bradley Walsh and The Larkins cast spotted filming in Broadstairs

Toby Ott, 32, who is blind, was one of those taking it all in when he received a heartwarming surprise from Bradley.

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Toby suffers from a very rare condition called bilateral anophthalmia, which means he was born without eyes.

The condition affects 1 in 100,000 people globally and there is currently no treatment.

Bradley and Joanna Scanlan had just finished shooting when the heartwarming moment took place.

After he had finished filming a scene Bradley walked over to meet Toby and gave him a warm embrace.

It didn’t take long for the pair to get on to Doctor Who, a show which Toby has seen every episode of and featured Bradley Walsh in series 11 and series 12.

Bradley poses for a photo with all the family in Broadstairs

The pair spoke for a couple of minutes about The Chase, Doctor Who and living in South London before Bradley went off to continue his filming in Broadstairs.

Before leaving Bradley posed for photos with Toby and his parents Kelly and Barry and wished Toby a final ‘good luck’.

The family moved down from Blackheath in 2016 and now live in Broadstairs.

Toby’s dad, Barry Stickings has received an MBE for services for children with visual impairment and is now chairman of a support group for people suffering with Bilateral Anophthalmia.

Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan on set for The Larkins filming

He was full of praise for Bradley and was delighted his son had got a chance to meet Bradley.

Barry told KentLive: “Somebody mentioned that they were filming down here. Bradley was just ultra friendly, he was really personable and really friendly. He was such a nice guy.”

“He was so friendly, he shouted out Toby. As we were leaving he shouted out goodbye! Toby was so pleased and really enjoyed meeting him”

"We remember watching the original but Toby was too young. We'll definitely be watching the remake."

The cast of the show have been down in east Kent all week filming.

The Larkins cast members in Broadstairs

On Monday they were in Faversham before moving along the coast to Margate and Broadstairs.

Signs in the local suggested they would be continuing with the filming on Friday (July 2)

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