WATCH: Autistic 8-year-old nails Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ dance

Michael Jackson
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 1988 file photo, Michael Jackson leans, points and sings, dances and struts during the opening performance of his 13-city U.S. tour, in Kansas City, Mo. Jackson's "Thriller" has broken another sales record, with the Recording Industry Association of America announcing Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, that the singer is the first artist to attain 30-time multi-platinum status after his album sold 30 million copies in the U.S. since its release in 1982. (AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa, File)


LONDON, U.K. (WFLA) — An 8-year-old autistic boy entered a webcam challenge, and completely mastered his impression of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance.

William Ryan won the ‘webcam challenge’ in St. Ives, a British coastal city.

In a Facebook comment on the original post, his mom Gemma Ryan wrote, “Three years ago, when William was five he was diagnosed with autism. He struggled to communicate, struggled academically in school and continues to struggle to socialise and make friends, but about 18 months ago his dad introduced him (via YouTube) to the wonders of Michael Jackson and he watched his videos for hours on end and learnt all his routines off by heart.”

We’re happy to report William picked up his hamper of goodies and toy voucher from the Aspects Holidays organization.

The Aspects Holidays organization said, “We had lots of entries, but by far the best was William’s rendition of Thriller”

Webcam challenge winner!

And here it is…the winning entry in our half term webcam challenge! 8 yr old William Ryan with his brilliant rendition of Michael Jackson's Thriller! Congratulations William, your hamper full of goodies will be ready to pick up tomorrow! Make sure you watch it with the sound on and feel free to share!

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