Stars of Irish dance sensation Riverdance were joined onstage by the presenters of the UK’s Britain got Talent, Ant & Dec.
Riverdance is currently in the middle of its 20th anniversary tour and the dancers appeared on the entertainment show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
The performance started with one solo dancer and as the dance went on, more people entered the stage. Finally the show’s hosts Ant and Dec joined the dancers and showed off their footwork. And they were surprisingly good.
Check out the video below to see how they did.
Riverdance was first introduced to the world during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Ireland hosted the event that year and put on the showcase of traditional Irish dance to entertain the audience while the scores of the songs were being tallied.
The performance turned out to be far more memorable than any of the songs and made stars of Michael Flatley and Jean Butler.
The show went on a global tour and has been symbolic of Ireland ever since. The original stars are no longer part of the show but Riverdance remains as popular as ever with fans all over the world still flocking to see the spectacular performances.
Ant and Dec are two of the UK’s most loved TV presenters. Over the last 20 years the famous double act have hosted some of the UK’s most watched shows including Pop Idol, Britain’s Got Talent, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Text Santa.
They had clearly taken some Irish dancing lessons before they joined the Riverdance stars and aside from stopping for a crafty sip of Guinness, put in a respectful and highly competent performance.
The Riverdance tour will visit several UK cities between October and December.
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling