CHILDREN’S TV robot Metal Mickey has been saved from the scrapheap by The Sun.
The 1980s favourite had been left to rust after creator Johnny Edward died last year — and a pal he left the machine to also passed away.
We found Johnny’s will and, along with the executor, got into his flat in Hackney, Oos-Londen.
After battling through locks we spotted 5ft Mickey in a recording studio along with pin badges, lunchboxes and never-seen- before original designs of the robot.
We put him on a van and delivered him to The Sun’s offices where he will now stay.
There has already been interest from producers who want to make a reboot or he could be moved to a museum.
Ex-Monkees singer Micky Dolenz, who produced and directed the show, said last night: “So great to hear you saved Metal Mickey from the scrap heap.
“Ironic, since in the plot the younger brother, Ken, builds MM out of old bean tins. LOL!
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“Anyway, I hope you find a nice home for the lad.”
Executor Leigh Acton told The Sun: “After being locked away for so long he will be excited to be around a buzzing newsroom.
And he will be in the safest possible place. Mickey is still in fantastic condition and there is a real possibility he could come back on to television — and that’s what Johnny would have wanted.”
We first told of Mickey’s plight in December. With his catchphrase Boogie, Boogie, he was a hit with up to 12million viewers on ITV from 1980 aan 1983.
Johnny voiced and controlled Mickey. The keen musician also wrote 1982 Christmas No1 Save Your Love by Renée and Renato.