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MINI MONET MIL­LION­AIRE BBC1, 7.30pm

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Grainy home videos show a lit­tle boy paint­ing a pic­ture – noth­ing out of the or­di­nary there. But child prodigy Kieron Wil­liamson held his first ex­hi­bi­tion aged six and now, at 14, is nick­named Mini Monet. He is worth £2mil­lion.

Buy­ers from around the world pay thou­sands for his paint­ings, with the top price tag to date for one of his art­works be­ing an eye-wa­ter­ing £55,000. And blue chip com­pa­nies are des­per­ate to snap him up to en­dorse their prod­ucts. Sam­sung, Nin­tendo and Gap have of­fered ad­verts, while sci­en­tists want to place elec­trodes on his head to mon­i­tor his brain ac­tiv­ity while he paints.

But this charm­ing film shows that Kieron’s suc­cess is largely down to a lov­ing fam­ily.

Dad Keith, mum Michelle and even his 12-year-old sis­ter Bil­lie Jo skil­fully man­age Kieron’s ca­reer, from ac­quir­ing busi­ness ac­u­men to a crash course in fram­ing.

Keith even gets up at the crack of dawn to take Kieron to paint on lo­ca­tion – an or­di­nary fam­ily with ex­tra­or­di­nary tal­ent.

PRODIGY Painter Kieron

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