England mascot Harry Westlake returns with his own 'TV Chat Show' ahead to grill Dylan Hartley, Luther Burrell and Kieran Brookes

Six-year-old Harry was appearing in a promotional video by O2 to drum up support for England ahead of their Six Nations showdown with France

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Remember little Harry Westlake? He’s the six-year-old who belted out the national anthem more passionately than any of the England rugby players before their recent Six Nations victory over Italy at Twickenham. Ah, now you remember him.

Well, now he’s got his own chat show, and his first guests are none other than England stars Dylan Hartley, Luther Burrell and Kieran Brookes.

It’s not really his own chat show, but ‘Harry Westlake Tonight’ is aiming to drum up support for England ahead of the Six Nations deciding weekend, where Chris Robshaw’s side will hope to dispatch France on Saturday evening with enough points to see off the challenge of Ireland and Wales to sin a first Six Nations title in four years.


England also have the added advantage of playing last on Saturday, and they’ll know exactly how many points they will need in order to claim first place ahead of this year’s World Cup.

Six-year-old Harry Westlake steals the Six Nations limelight

But enough about that, and more about Harry. No sooner has the show started than Harry is welcoming his guests out on to the red sofa and the grilling begins, starting with the important question of: “Who would rather play rugby against, a gorilla or a crocodile?”

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Hartley, Burrell and Brookes briefly explain what it’s like to run out at Twickenham with the 82,000-capacity crowd behind them, before Harry comes back in with: “On a scale of one to dinosaur, how strong are you?”

Burrell, Mike Brown and Chris Robshaw with mascot Harry Westlake

Harry walks out alongside England captain Robshaw

Harry quickly establishes that prop-forward Brookes would resemble a T-Rex, while Hartley would utilise his scrummaging skills as a Triceratops.

But the best is yet to come, as Harry completely burns Hartley when they discuss nicknames, leaving the Northampton Saints prop in fits of laughter. Before the show is up, Harry still manages to belt out another rendition of God Save The Queen to prove his Twickenham performance was no fluke.