CAPTAIN Tom Moore's role as a people's champion has been made official by a world champion wrestler.

Drew McIntyre, is the first British wrestler to win the WWE Championship, a title held by some of the biggest names (and bodies) in the sport including Andre the Giant, Bret Hart, The Rock and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

And in recognition of Captain Tom's amazing fundraising efforts for the NHS, Drew has created a personalised title belt.

Chester and District Standard:

The belt has been personalised for Captain Tom. Image: Twitter/WWE

It is a special present to mark Captain Tom's milestone 100th birthday and his amazing achievements.

Drew McIntyre, real name Andrew McLean Galloway IV, tweeted: "As WWE Champion it is my honor, on behalf of @WWE, to celebrate the 100th birthday and extraordinary achievements of @CaptainTomMoore with a personalized WWE title.

"Happy birthday sir, and thank you."

The Second World War veteran, widely known as Captain Tom, has raised more than £29 million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden in Bedfordshire.

The fundraiser's original target of £1,000 was broken in around 24 hours and he extended his challenge to 200 laps after he completed the first 100 two weeks ahead of schedule.

Chester and District Standard:

Captain Tom Moore

His birthday has already been marked by a Royal Mail postmark, thousands of cards from people around the world including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the promise of a Battle of Britain flypast in his honour.

Speaking in Downing Street after battling coronavirus, Mr Johnson praised the fundraiser.

He said: "If we, as a country, can show the same spirit of optimism and energy shown by Captain Tom Moore, who turns 100 this week, if we can show the same spirit of unity and determination as we have all shown in the past six weeks, then I have absolutely no doubt that we will beat it together," he said.