Who’s famous now? Dan is seeing stars

Dan Reeves (right) and Justin Bieber
Dan Reeves (right) and Justin Bieber
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A brave teenager from Wragby has met one of the world’s top pop stars who performed a once-in-a-lifetime private gig.

Daniel Reeves (16) met Justin Bieber as part of Radio One’s teen awards competition.

Dan suffered - and survived - a cardiac arrest in December, 2010.

His family nominated him for the Radio One award for the strength and bravery he showed following such a traumatic experience.

Dan was shortlisted for the final 13 from nearly 3,000 nominations nationally.

Along with the 13 other hopefuls, Dan was then invited to the BBC’s Maida Vale recording studios in London where he met Bieber, who performed the one-off gig.

Bieber performed five songs and talked to all the finalists, answering any questions they had.

The event was filmed and shown at the Teen Awards finals which were held at the Wembley Arena earlier this month.

Unfortunately, Dan didn’t make it through to the final three but as a runner-up, he was still invited to Wembley.

Accompanied by sister Charlotte, he attended the event which proved to be another unforgettable experience.

The duo walked along the red carpet, happily mixing with celebrities, including One Direction, Ne-Yo, Conor Maynard, Little Mix, Taylor Swift and Radio One presenter Nick Grimshaw.

Encouraged by the recent experience, Dan’s next ‘mission’ is to raise money for a defibrillator at Horncastle’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School.

He is a pupil at QEGS and is studying for his A-levels in the lower sixth form.

Dan has already proved to be a successful fund-raiser. After recovering from his stroke, he raised £2,600 for the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and the surgery equipment fund in Wragby. He also intends to carry on raising awareness for CRY - homework permitting.