Proud Mum Is Convinced Her Obsessed Son, 10, Is The UK’s Biggest Elvis Fan

A proud mum is convinced her obsessed ten-year-old son is the UK’s biggest Elvis fan – and says he can’t wait to become a professional impersonator. Ben Harris has been fascinated with the iconic crooner ever since he saw him in a Horrible Histories episode called Monstrous Musicians in November 2021. After falling under the spell of the Elvis legend in the children’s TV show, he immediately used his family’s Alexa to discover a range of Presley songs. tunes, the first of which was “Suspicious Minds,” and was soon “obsessed.” His mother, Rebecca Harris, 42, was forced to scour the internet to find him a £50 white, jewel-encrusted Christmas outfit – because that was ‘all he wanted’. Little Ben even has the matching glasses, which he insisted on wearing during a tribute in November 2022. The schoolboy spent the festive period entertaining his family with multiple shows where he sang and danced to all the Elvis hits in full swing. glory. . Ben even spends his free time listening to the singer’s back catalog and researching facts about his hero. History buff Ben has even been nicknamed Elvis by his soccer team after they found out about his passion. Mother-of-two Rebecca, dental assistant manager, from Wednesbury, West Midlands, said: “He spent most of December doing shows for the family. “We really have to put a limit on the number of songs he can do for us, otherwise he just goes on and on. “He’s such a character and loves Elvis so much. He loves his music, but it’s also the whole history behind it. “If we ever get Elvis facts wrong, we are put right very quickly. “I think his dream job when he grows up will be an impersonator. “Ben is also obsessed with the idea of ​​going to Graceland and or Las Vegas, so we’ll have to save frantically for that for years to come.” Ben’s favorite Elvis songs are Blue Suede Shoes and Suspicious Minds and he’s got the 2022 movie ‘Elvis’ seen over eight since it was released a few months ago. Ben said: “I like his style, especially his gemstone suits. “I love his music because his voice really takes you away. “I like the way he dances and shakes his hips. He was always very nice to his fans and signed autographs. “I really like how he was proud of his music and wasn’t afraid of what other people thought.” Besides his interest in Elvis, Ben also enjoys more typical hobbies, such as video games and soccer, but the schoolboy is more than happy to showing off his love for The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. “His goalkeeper coach is also a really big Elvis fan, so they bonded over that and now the whole team calls him Elvis, which of course he loves,” Rebecca – who is married to Ashley Harris, 40, a air conditioning technician – said. “Ben’s grandparents happened to be doing some work on their house when the man said he was an Elvis impersonator. “Ben was over the moon and this guy, Peter Rowles, 57, we call him Peter Elvis, has been to some of our family functions, which has been a laugh. “Ben just loves it, it’s so much fun to watch and he’s not afraid to be himself, that’s the most important thing. His older brother, Jacob, 13, rolls his eyes a little when Ben starts singing and dancing, but he doesn’t care. “He’s actually quite outgoing, he’s very confident and has a unique character. “They really broke the mold when they made Ben. “He’s really into Titanic now too, so God knows what costumes I’m going to buy next.”

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