Fresh from their performance on the Celebrity X Factor final, singers Max and Harvey Mills brought festive cheer to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital at Christmas.

The identical twins, who recently came runner-up on the ITV singing show, raised smiles when they visited the hospital’s Ward 84 patients.

The CBBC stars chatted to the children, posed for selfies and performed for the patients.

The brothers started off the visit by joining in the patients’ party before taking song requests from every bed including High Hopes by Panic At the Disco, Cool by the Jonas Brothers and Dance Monkey by Tones and I.

Max (left) and Harvey with patient Jacob Hughes, six, from Preston

Some of the songs they had performed on Celebrity X Factor, which was won by former The Only Way Is Essex and Celebrity Big Brother star Megan McKenna.

The 16-year-olds also donated £3,000 to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity for treatment, research and care for young patients.

Max said: “It was such a nice event to round off an amazing year for us.

Harvey (left) and Max with patient Zac Boyce,11, and baby brother Jacob Preece, five months old, from Macclesfield

“We loved singing songs for the patients and taking their requests - we had all sorts from High Hopes to one patient asking for Old MacDonald Had A Farm.”

Harvey said: “Seeing the children’s faces light up when we started singing was so nice.

“It can’t be great being in hospital over Christmas, but it was such a welcoming and warm atmosphere with people joining in and clapping along – we hope we made it a bit more bearable.”

With Olivia Allan, 14, from Heywood

The YouTube sensations, who rose to fame after posting singing videos on social media, are big supporters of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.

They have visited Ward 84 on a number of occasions.

On a previous visit to the hospital in the summer they filmed an episode of their CBBC show FOMO.

With Wivine Remb, five, from Newton Heath

Patients and former patients were invited to take part in the show and helped Max and Harvey make some pink and green slime.

The charity’s senior community fundraising manager Angela Rowe, who organised the visit, said: “Max and Harvey always bring lots of energy and cheeriness and yesterday was no exception.

“It was great to see so many patients joining in the singing and asking for selfies with them.

With patient Jessica Bowers, 10, and her mum Julie from Ashton

“We’re so incredibly grateful to Max and Harvey for their continued support and generosity – it means the world to our charity and all the young patients who enjoy their visits.”

To find out more about the charity visit rmchcharity.org.uk.

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