JOSH Phillips is getting ready to baffle television viewers across the UK with a lesson in the art of Wenglish.

The nine-year-old from Shirenewton, near Chepstow, is in London today filming with television's cheekiest double-act Ant and Dec for the Paul O'Grady show.

He is joining children from Scotland, Newcastle, Birmingham and Liverpool to show that English is anything but a universal language.

Wenglish is a Welsh-English fusion with words like daps (plimsolls), kokum (crafty) and bosh (basin).

In the show, to be broadcast this Friday at 5pm, Josh will see if Ant and Dec can decode Wenglish sentences. Dawn, his mum, said: "My family is from Blackwood, but Josh's accent is normally quite neutral. It's strange hearing him put on a Welsh accent."

Josh, who goes to school at St Mary's Primary in Caldicot, was picked to audition by his local Stagecoach group which meets at Wyedean School in Chepstow.

Josh has starred in theatre shows, including Peter Pan at the New Theatre in Cardiff and he was an extra for CBBC's Tracey Beaker.

He will also be playing the Mayor of the Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz at Cardiff's Millennium Centre this Christmas.