Take That & PARTY; Superfan Conor to see heroes on Late Late.
Byline: BLANAID MURPHY
A BESOTTED Take That fan will finally meet his idols after securing a ticket to The Late Late Show.
Conor Kenny's sister Fauve launched an online appeal to help the 18-year-old who has Down Syndrome achieve his dream of meeting the pop superstars after hearing they would be on the programme.
Amazingly, the platinum-selling boy band spotted the plea on Twitter and vowed to "make it happen".
And yesterday host Ryan Tubridy delivered the good news to Conor's overjoyed sister on his 2fm radio show.
He said: "I'm not going to make a promise to you that Conor will meet Take That on air because that wouldn't be fair if it didn't happen.
"But what I will do 100% - and it's been really hard to do this because it's the final show of the year - somebody has had to sacrifice their tickets for you to make sure that Conor will be in the audience.
"He'll be a couple of feet away from the lads which is a good start." Fauve's online appeal was shared almost 2,000 times and finally spotted by Howard Donald who Tweeted Gary Barlow asking him to "Extend his Christmas spirit".
Fauve told Tubridy yesterday: "Thank you so much. I can't wait to surprise him with this he's going to be delighted. He knows he's been in the papers and when he saw a picture of himself beside a picture of Take That he was actually filling up.
"I can't promise that he won't try and make contact with them." Superfan Conor has travelled to Glasgow and Belfast to see Gary Barlow and gone to all of the Take That shows in Dublin.
Fauve said her music-loving brother is "literally obsessed" with the Could It Be Magic hitmakers. His mother Angie said her son is a "great character" who "eats and sleeps Take That".
She added: "He nearly thinks he's a member of the band. He loves them."
The family have gone out of their way to incorporate Conor's love of Take That into their lives.
Angie added: "The last seven or eight years we've had to go on holiday to places with karaoke machines so he can sing away."
Conor even got a Gary Barlow cake for his birthday.
Angie added: "We nearly didn't want to touch it - we had to cut Gary Barlow's head off to eat it" "He's a great character - if they do meet him, I've no doubt they'd fall in love with him."
HOST Ryan Tubridy
ECSTATIC Conor Kenny