Peter Crouch ribs Theresa May’s dancing: She’s going through my repertoire
Footballer Peter Crouch has joked that Theresa May is going through his “repertoire” in response to a video of her dancing in Kenya.
The Prime Minister unleashed her dance moves as her trade trip to Africa came to a close, swinging her arms and spinning around while in the company of scouts during a visit to the United Nations offices in Nairobi.
It followed a similarly energetic display from the PM, dubbed the “Maybot” by some, at a school in South Africa at the start of her trip.
Crouch, who is known for breaking out his robotic dance moves on the football pitch when celebrating a goal, shared a clip of Mrs May’s latest attempt at busting a groove on Twitter.
He wrote: “Ahhhhh the old picking apples routine. She’s going straight through my repertoire on this trip.”
In response to Mrs May’s first spot of dancing in Africa earlier in the week, he had playfully tweeted the lyrics to Snap hit Rhythm Is A Dancer.
Comedian and actor Matt Lucas made a bold proposal while commenting on Mrs May’s efforts.
He tweeted: “I would sell my house to watch Theresa May on Strictly.”
Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton also teased Mrs May on Twitter, joking that if she makes an appearance on the BBC show, producers would have to disclose her previous experience.
Clifton tweeted: “If she came on @bbcstrictly we’d have to say she has dance experience.”
Former Strictly contestant Rev Richard Coles tweeted: “I like Theresa May’s dancing.”
Responding to a fan who remarked that Mrs May’s dancing makes him look good, Coles said: “Precisely.”
Comedian Kerry Godliman joked that Mrs May “has gone all the way with the ‘dance like no one’s watching’ mantra”, while Trigger Happy TV star Dom Joly begged: “For the love of God – just stop.”
Bookmaker Ladbrokes has slashed Mrs May’s odds of appearing on Strictly in the next five years to just 5-1, down from 25-1, in response to her efforts in Africa.