THEY are one of the country’s biggest boy bands – and now a Horndean youngster has played a starring role in McFly’s latest video.
Alfie Simmonds, 10, appeared in the group’s video for their new single Love is on the Radio.
He joined three other young boys who were tasked with playing younger versions of the four members of the group.
Alfie, from Queen’s Crescent, was paired up with Danny Jones, one of the lead vocalists and guitarists.
Alfie said: ‘I felt a little bit nervous but as soon as I got to know McFly I felt fine. They were nice.
‘I had never met someone famous and I didn’t know what it would be like.
‘Danny taught me some of the moves that he does with his guitar. He was really nice.’
And Alfie said he is thrilled to have been a part of the video.
‘It feels really amazing and I feel proud that I got to be in a music video,’ he said.
‘I really like the song and I know all the things in it now.
‘I feel really pleased that I got to go into the studio and meet all of McFly.
‘They were really funny and I like them all.
‘I feel really proud that I got the experience to be in a music video. It was really fun and it made my day.’
Alfie’s sister Lucy, eight, competes in a number of singing competitions, and it was through this that dad Marc found an advert online looking for boys to star in the video.
Within days Alfie was up in a studio in Wimbledon getting ready to record it.
Mum Lisa, 32, added: ‘I’m really proud. We didn’t have much time to process it. It was all a bit surreal.
‘He’s never had anything like this.
‘It’s nice for him to get a bit of the limelight.’
And Lisa said she loves watching the video.
‘I was really impressed. It’s their typical sort of video because they are quite fun.
‘It’s been good for Alfie’s confidence as well as he’s always been the shy one.’
Although Alfie was unfamiliar with McFly before, he has now become a big fan and enjoys watching himself in the video.
He added: ‘Pretty much every day I watch the video, not just to see me, but because I really like the song.’