The Essex youngster swapping a Chinese takeaway for the playing fields of Eton

James Ewan is only 12, but he's already got a grade A in his maths A-level.

So now the boy who was raised above his family's takeaway in Leigh-on-Sea is off to Eton. Serena Sandu reports.

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