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Boy labelled 'hero' for epic dance routine in background of BBC weather report

Mirror logo Mirror 01/08/2020 Luke Matthews
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A young boy became the unlikely star of a BBC weather report when he saw the opportunity to display his show-stopping dance moves to the nation and seized it with both hands.

Presenter Jen Bartram was reporting from a windy beach in South Shields as she provided an update on the heatwave hitting some areas of the country, with the Met Office reporting temperatures had reached as high as 37C yesterday.

During the segment, the young boy wanders into shot to begin his brilliant routine which left viewers in stitches.

Later realising what had happened, Jen tweeted to say: "I was unaware of being upstaged by the young boy with some rather enviable dance moves during my forecast."

a girl standing on a beach: Get him on Strictly © JenBartram/Twitter Get him on Strictly

Sharing the video with her followers, it shows the boy begin his well choreographed piece with a couple of T-shirt lifts before turning round to transition into some flawless side-stepping moves.

He ends the routine by speeding away into the distance - and he's been hailed a 'hero' on social media after the comedic clip went viral.

Jen even found a way to improve it further by "giving the forecast what it deserves", adding the soundtrack of Up & Down by Vengaboys, and Tony Christie's Amarillo to perfectly match the moves.

It went down a storm on Twitter, with one writing: "Top marks there - excellent delivery and real style."

A second replied: "Was laughing my socks off at beach kid just living his best life yesterday."

Another suggested: "Someone buy that lad an ice cream! Total legend."

It's not the first time a presenter has been upstaged recently after the host of a politics show was left mortified when his naked wife tried to sneak past the camera unnoticed - and failed miserably.

TV host and actor Fabio Porchat was conducting a live interview from home when his wife tried to make a dash through the room having just had a shower.

When his guest and viewers watching at home burst into laughter, Fabio was forced to break the news to his partner that "everybody saw". You can see it here.

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