A LOCAL lad was the star of CBeebies’ Something Special on Monday, as Delton Williams of Pembroke Dock teamed up with Justin Fletcher for an outdoor adventure.

Nine-year-old Delton auditioned for the programme last February and filmed with the CBeebies team at Bluestone in June.

“He was over the moon, really excited,” said his mum Tarryn. “He has always been a big fan of the show.

“He really enjoyed filming and really enjoyed meeting Justin.”

Delton has Spina Bifida and was in and out of hospital a lot of his early life, spending a lot of time on Ward 9, Withybush Hospital. He is currently a pupil at Portfield School, Haverfordwest.

In the Something Special episode Justin and Delton made a den in the woods at Bluestone’s Camp Smokey and roasted marshmallows over camp fire. They also enjoyed a visit from Alex and Frodo of the Secret Owl Garden.

“I’m so proud of him,” said Tarryn. “All the things he has overcome and he was on TV. He was so happy.

“He’s was really excited. All I’ve had for the last week is him asking ‘how many days until the 22nd?’”

Delton added:

“It was really good fun. Justin was really funny. It was good watching myself on television.”

The CBeebies episode was filmed at Bluestone National Park Resort, where Justin’s appearance caused great anticipation.

“We were so excited about the CBeebies team’s visit with Justin,” said Bluestone’s sales and marketing manager, Glenn Hewer.

“One of our main aims here at Bluestone is to engage children, young and old and whatever their ability, with lots of engaging activities, so we can’t help but be inspired by Justin. It wasn’t just Delton who had a lovely time. We were all giggling away.”

To ensure Delton and the BBC crew could access the den area of the resort’s Camp Smokey, a new path was laid by the Bluestone maintenance team. This is now a permanent fixture in the resort which will allow all guests to enjoy this area for many more years to come.

The episode aired on CBBC at 9.45 and 1.45 on Monday and can also be seen on the CBeebies iplayer.