A SIX-year-old from Old Basing has won the hearts of a nation after appearing on a breakfast radio show.

Max Edney has osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), better known as brittle bone disease.

Since the diagnosis, his family have been raising awareness of the condition and Max has become an unofficial poster boy for the Brittle Bone Society.

Last year, Max visited the BBC Radio 2 studios to record a message for Chris Evans breakfast show in the lead up to Children in Need.

Now, the six-year-old’s message has been played out once more and pulled on the heart strings of listeners, so much so Max called the show once more to leave a message to thank Mr Evans for playing the clip.

Mr Evans was so touched by the message Max was then invited to be a guest on the show on Tuesday morning and the DJ announced that his end-of-year big blow-out party will now be called ChrisMax to help raise money for the Brittle Bone Society as well as Children In Need.

Listeners were so moved by Max’s story that the lines to buy tickets for ChrisMax actually crashed, something Evans said, “has never happened at the BBC”.

To support the Brittle Bone Society, go to brittlebone.org.