A TALENTED Clydebank schoolboy is set to dazzle under the Glitterball after he was picked to perform at Strictly Kids UK.

Kyro McLafferty will take to the dance floor later this month at the black tie event which is being held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.

Clydebank Post: Kyro will be performing at the event for the first timeKyro will be performing at the event for the first time (Image: Colin Mearns)The kind-hearted six-year-old is taking part in the event in aid of The Miracle Foundation which supports young people experiencing bereavement.

Kyro’s mum April, who owns April’s Street Feet in Dalmuir, told the Post she is so proud of her “wee miracle”.

Clydebank Post: Kyro and his mum April Kyro and his mum April (Image: Colin Mearns)April said: “When the competition was out for auditions someone sent me a link and said ‘What about entering Kyro?’ as I think wee ones can enter from the age of six.

“I spoke to him about it and explained that it’s a lot of hard work but he was up for it straight away. It’s something different as he’ll be doing ballroom dancing with a partner.

“But the funny thing is my friend’s little girl has also entered and they’ve been paired so he’s buzzing that he knows his partner.

“They’ve even added a wee bit of hip hop to the end of their routine. He’s just loving the rehearsals. The other night while we were in the studio he was showing off his footwork during class.

“I am so, so proud of him and I am so excited to watch him perform.”

Kyro is no stranger to fundraising and has previously raised money for the Little Princess Trust and Glasgow Children’s Hospital, a cause close to his family’s heart with the youngster having spent a number of months in the Govan hospital as a baby.

Clydebank Post: He is even selling some of his own toys to raise funds this time round.

April added: “Kyro had a really rough start to life, he went through so many surgeries and spent most of his first year of life in hospital.

“We actually went in for an overnight stay and he was kept in for four months. To see him get to this age and to see him doing what he’s doing, he’s a wee miracle.

“That’s why I like him doing charity work because of the incredible support we received when he was in hospital.

“The whole event is to raise money for The Miracle Foundation and as we’re moving house Kyro rounded up all of his old toys and he’s going to sell them to raise funds for it.”

Ahead of the event on October 21, Kyro explained he has been practising hard and despite his nerves, he is “so excited”.

Clydebank Post: Kyro shared how he is feeling ahead of the event with our reporter Kyro shared how he is feeling ahead of the event with our reporter (Image: Colin Mearns)It comes after the youngster won the under-eights category at the UDO World Street Dance Championships in Blackpool in August.

Kyro said: “I was nervous when I got told I was doing Strictly but it’s so exciting. This is my first time going.

“I started dancing when I was two because I wanted to be like my mum.”