Good Morning Britain fans were delighted this morning as CBeebies' first presenter with Down's syndrome appeared on the ITV show today.

George Webster, 20, melted viewers hearts as he spoke of his happiness at joining the children's channel.

Joined by dad Rob, he said that it "felt really, really good" presenting CBeebies, adding: "I'd say dream big and live your life and hard work really pays off.

"You have to live your life and not let people tell you to live a different life."

Meanwhile, dad Rob said that it was an "incredibly important" moment to have George presenting CBeebies.

Opening up to hosts Susanna Reid and Alastair Campbell, George spoke about his love of Doctor Who - and was surprised by Jodie Whittaker, who had sent him a personal video message.

George Webster melted hearts on GMB today (

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"I think you're absolutely smashing CBeebies," she told him. "I hope we get to meet one day, take care buddy!"

And viewers flocked to Twitter to gush about George, with one writing: "We need more Georges in the World. What a top fella #GMB."

While another commented: "George is a happy breath of fresh air. Everyone needs a George in their lives! #GMB."

A third wrote: "George is lovely and fair play to his Dad for letting George do his interview without butting in like some parents do #GMB."

"#GMB how proud is George's Dad," another commented.

Earlier this month, CBeebies Grown-Ups Twitter account announced that he would be presenting the show.

A clip of George accepting the job was posted, alongside a message reading: "EXCITING NEWS our NEW CBeebies House presenter, George will be starting soon! He loves cooking and dancing, and he can't wait to be your friend."

George is a Mencap Ambassador and featured in a BBC Bitesize video Five myths about Down's Syndrome earlier this year.

The video showed him telling the camera: "I'm George, I'm 20 years old and I have Down's Syndrome.

"I call myself George because that's who I am. Not Down's George."

He added: "I have an amazing life."

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV

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