HARRY Potter star Warwick Davis had a flying visit the IW over the weekend, meeting with Island scouts.

The actor, who played Professor Flitwick and a fictionalised version of himself in the Ricky Gervais sitcom Life's Too Short, visited the Hovertravel terminal on Saturday to meet with 66 scouts chosen from each of the 23 troupes on the Island.

The scout ambassador posed for photographs and presented a Gold Chief Scout Award to Dylan Reeves.

Dylan said: "It was a huge surprise to meet Warwick, he was such a nice guy. He congratulated me on completing my Gold Award and we spoke about what it was like to be a scout on the island, we also talked briefly about the experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have — like attending the Swedish National Scout Jamboree in 2017.

"It was a fantastic afternoon."

Warwick spoke about his last trip to the Island in 2015: "We spent a lovely few days here and did some paddle-boarding and fossil hunting and spoke to a palaeontologist who was showing us that you can walk along the beach and find fossils.

"We visited a model village and I felt right at home there."

Warwick was also spotted by members of the public Emilie Rose, took the photo, with Natalie Dean. The pair were on the way to to support Evie Dean, of Ryde Academy, in the Global Rock challenge when they spotted him at the FastCat terminal.

Hovertravel employee Kerry drove him back to the FastCat terminal.

She said: "I dropped him back at the cat after where he was escorted by our duty manager —lovely guy, a true gent! Still can't believe he was in my car."