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Children With Down's Syndrome Perform Incredible Greatest Showman Song On This Morning

Children With Down's Syndrome Perform Incredible Greatest Showman Song On This Morning

This Morning fans were in bits on Thursday as a choir of children with Down's Syndrome performed the The Greatest Showman track 'Tightrope' along with their parents.

Hosts of the ITV chat show, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, joined in with their rendition of the song, using sign language to sign along with the children, and the emotional scenes left viewers in tears.

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Down's Syndrome charity, Wouldn't Change A Thing, was founded by the children's parents, and they are hoping to raise money for the charity with the release of their new track.

The group appeared on the This Morning sofa earlier this year, and today explained how the appearance had massively helped their cause. The charity is on a mission to change the outdated perceptions around Down's Syndrome.

Speaking of their earlier appearance, director Tania Charlton said: "It's made a huge difference. It's how the family view, the love, you hear a lot of stats and medical lists about children with Down's Syndrome.

"We're not sugarcoating it. We want to show how we feel as the families and how much we love the kids. We wouldn't change having them in our lives regardless of the challenges because we love them."

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'Tightrope' points out that while life is full of highs and lows, it doesn't matter because you're walking hand-in-hand with somebody by your side.

Emotional viewers took to Twitter to praise the touching performance, with one declaring: "Sitting crying at This Morning's segment about the down's syndrome parents because it is just so good."

"Watching the children with Down's Syndrome do sign language to Tightrope on @thismorning is the loveliest thing to watch! So pure," added a second.

And a third shared: "The Down's syndrome children & parents on @thismorning are amazing! Brought a tear to my eye!"

You can find out more about Wouldn't Change A Thing here.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/This Morning

Topics: TV Entertainment

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - [email protected]

 

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