THE dream of a young Donny Osmond fan came true and has become an internet hit.

Matthew English, 11, was invited on stage by the pop star during his concert at the Brighton Centre.

The pair united to sing Any Dream Will Do, one of the hits in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat musical of which Matthew is a big fan.

Matthew was also given the chance to wear the original multi-coloured garment that Osmond donned throughout his spell as Joseph in the 1990s. Since Osmond tweeted a video of the performance it has been watched over 620,000 times.

“He made my dream come true,” said Matthew, who travelled to Brighton for the gig with his mother Janice from their home in Lancing. He plays football for Lancing FC Youth Under-11s.

“I grew up watching Joseph and always wanted to meet Donny,” he said.

The concert was a surprise from Janice, 50, who said her son once asked for a technicolour dreamcoat from Santa for Christmas.

“He just called my name out from the stage,” Matthew added. “It’s like make-believe.”

Any Dream Will Do was the song that Matthew played at the annual gala of the Hearing Fund UK, the charity set up by the Osmond family to raise awareness about children with hearing difficulties.

Matthew, who has no ear on the right side of his face, has raised £6,000 for the charity through a variety of fund-raising activities. Having at times been bullied for his condition – microtia atresia – Matthew said he wanted to “raise awareness for children who look different”.

Janice added that she and Matthew had been “overwhelmed by the comments” from people who had watched the video.

“I’m getting so many comments from people who say it’s given their child huge confidence.”

“Matthew has always been driven to give support to others.”