HAMPSHIRE school pupils wowed singer and TV star Aled Jones with their vocal skills.

The Daybreak and Songs of Praise presenter gave a masterclass to pupils at Romsey Abbey Primary School ahead of their performance to the nation for Children in Need next month alongside choirs from across the country.

Around 50 pupils, aged nine to 11, performed the Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water, along with actions, to Aled.

“This is amazing, I wish I’d been able to sing like that at their age, they’re fantastic,” he said.

“It’s not just about the song or about the music – here’s proof that singing makes you feel better.”

Pupil Madeleine Penfold, 11, said: “I can’t believe we got to meet him, it was just amazing getting to sing with him.”

The youngsters will perform the song live at Intech in Winchester on November 16, as part of a 2,500-strong schools choir singing from across the UK