VIDEO: Film star Warwick Davis visits Mexborough school

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A Mexborough schoolboy with dwarfism has become a giant among his classmates – after persuading Hollywood actor Warwick Davis to pay a visit to their school.

Tyler Botwood, who has dwarfism caused by a rare genetic condition, first met Warwick last year at a convention organised by the Little People UK charity of which the actor is a patron.

Actor Warwick Davis pays a visit to Mexborough Highwoods Primary School after pupil Tyler Botwood, ten, pictured left, who suffers from the same condition, asked him if he would visit them

Actor Warwick Davis pays a visit to Mexborough Highwoods Primary School after pupil Tyler Botwood, ten, pictured left, who suffers from the same condition, asked him if he would visit them

The brave 10-year-old, who has the same condition as Warwick, soon became friends with the Star Wars actor, and has travelled to see him act in pantomimes and other productions.

And, today, Warwick returned the favour – by visiting Tyler and his classmates at Highwoods Primary School in Mexborough.

Warwick, aged 44, said he wanted to share information with the youngsters about the condition he and Tyler have – spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita.