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Great news that you have a hedgehog visitor and so lucky that you are getting to see him.
RE Food- DO NOT feed peanuts,sunflowers or meal worms. The hedgehogs LOVE these but they are not good for them and can cause brittle bones. They can also become addicted and need to be weaned off. Maybe reduce the meal worms by half mixed with something else and keep reducing.Specialist hedgehog food like Spikes or ARK (online) hedgehog food or good quality meat flavoured cat/kitten/dog food. Wet or dry though I have found that wet food has attracted foxes in the past. It is also very important to leave out shallow dishes of water. A dehydrated hedgehog can not eat. I am not an expert but that is what I have learnt from this site.
There are lots of threads on here about feeding if you can find them
Good luck and keep us posted