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Emotional Toy Show highlights as Adam King steals hearts and dream duet with Dermot Kennedy

Dreams come true for stars of Toy Show who touched nation's hearts

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Adam King, who was on The Late Late Toy Show.

Adam King, who was on The Late Late Toy Show.

Adam King, who was on The Late Late Toy Show.

The little Cork boy who stole the hearts of the nation through his dream of being a space man, has been impressing since his Late Late Toy Show appearance.

Adam King, the six-year-old who said he'd love to be a capsule communicator for Nasa, has also become a star overnight following his appearance on the Toy Show.

He has even received an invite from Canadian astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield who told the little lad, "We should talk space together".

Today, Gearóid Morrissey of Cork FC tweeted: 'What a privilege we had meeting this legend Adam King who was brilliant on last night's Toy Show", as he visited Adam in hospital after his big night.

Adam, who has brittle bones and uses a wheelchair, had told Ryan how that he loved space and wanted to be 'CAPCOM' in Nasa.

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HEART-STEALER: Adam King, with his dad David, was a big hit on The Late Late Toy Show. Photo: Fergal Phillips

HEART-STEALER: Adam King, with his dad David, was a big hit on The Late Late Toy Show. Photo: Fergal Phillips

HEART-STEALER: Adam King, with his dad David, was a big hit on The Late Late Toy Show. Photo: Fergal Phillips

"It's captain in ground control," he explained but when Ryan asked if he would like to be an astronaut one day, Adam replied: "I can't be an astronaut because I have brittle bones."

Adam's expression of his desire touched the hearts of people around the world with people and organisations immediately reacting.

One tweet from the Irish Embassy in the USA read: 'Per aspera ad Astra, Adam. Keep looking to the stars young man. In the meantime, we'll reach out to our friends @NASA & see if they can't help bring your dreams a little closer.'

Canadian astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield tweeted: "Adam - I've been lucky enough to CAPCOM many spaceflights. We should talk space together. Take care, be good - Chris."

Aeronautical engineer Dr Norah Patten also reached out, tweeting: "Adam, you're a star… I would love to meet you sometime and hear all about your love of space."

Meanwhile, Ireland's new singing sensation, teenager Michael Maloney is still on a high after wowing the country on Friday night's Late Late Toy Show.

The 14-year-old is back home in Ballina this afternoon with mum Sandra and although he has put the guitar down for the moment he is still buzzing from the thrill of performing alongside his hero Dermot Kennedy.

Michael said that appearing on the show to perform a version of Kennedy's 'Giants' was a dream come through but to then turn around and discover his hero was signing alongside was almost overwhelming.

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"I wasn't too nervous coming on, as the set was just so magical and fun," he told Sunday World. "I was just delighted and happy to be singing away but then I hear Dermot's voice and turned around and there he was!

"My mind just went blank, to be honest, it was one of those moments I'll never forget."

Michael dedicated the song to his dad Emmet, who died three years ago.

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Michael singing with Dermot Kennedy

Michael singing with Dermot Kennedy

Michael singing with Dermot Kennedy

Michael was still coming to terms with the experience and revealed that the " brilliant" RTÉ people had another surprise in store for him when he came off set.

"They brought me into the VIP room where I met Dermot properly and they handed me a signed guitar. I couldn't believe it, I really didn't think that night could get much better," he added.

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