'Apparently Kid' Noah Ritter steals show during TV interview at Wayne County Fair
Noah Ritter wants to be a paleontologist and study dinosaurs when he is older but the five-year-old may have other career options available after giving his first TV interview to Newswatch 16's Sofia Ojeda.
The boy was attending the opening day of the Wayne County Fair in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, with his grandfather, Jack Borowski, when Ms Ojeda asked him what he thought about a ride.
"It was great! Because apparently it was spinning around and you get dizzy. All you do is get dizzy.
"I’ve never been on live television but apparently sometimes I don’t watch the news because I’m a kid and apparently every time grandpa just gives me the remote I have to watch the Powerball," Noah told the reporter.
The interview has now gone viral and Noah, dubbed 'Apparently Kid', has gained thousands of fans.
Mr Borowski told ABC News: "Noah is pretty talkative. He has a large vocabulary. We were watching it on the computer and it replayed on the local news. He’s going, ‘That’s me. I’m a celebrity”.
Noah and his grandfather have since been contacted by television networks and talent agents. He is due to appear on Good Morning America and has a string of other media engagements.
Comments on YouTube and Twitter have raved about his presentation skills with some people saying he should be a reporter.
However Mr Borowski said his grandchild has his sights firmly set on becoming a paleontologist . “We go down to the history museum in Philadelphia about once a month because he loves the dinosaurs,” said Borowski.
ABC correspondent Gio Benitez, who also interviewed Noah, said: "This is a little five-year-old that knows what the word paleontologist means.
"I can’t believe that this is the kid you found at the fair. This case, it’s a special five-year-old little boy who is so smart, but is perhaps the smoothest talker you’ve ever found, and I’m not sure you’re ever going to get another interview like that again."
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