Barrow Hairy Biker Dave Myers causes stir in his Strictly Come Dancing debut
Last updated at 17:34, Monday, 30 September 2013
HAIRY Biker Dave Myers failed to heat up the dancefloor as he made his eargely-awaited debut performance on Strictly Come Dancing.
Clad in a silk shirt and black trousers, the affable TV cook danced the Cha Cha to Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5.
The Barrow-born celebrity chef, who described his movements as being like a “constipated peacock”, showed plenty of enthusiasm and clearly enjoyed himself.
But in a vignette played before the dance, Dave admitted: “There’s an element of dad dancing but kind of crossed with a gyrating troll.”
Dave, best known as one half of the cooking duo, received the lowest score of all the contestants on the opening weekend of the BBC1 show.
Despite the best efforts of his professional dance partner, New Yorker Karen Hauer, the duo only received 16 points from the panel of four judges.
Craig Revel Horwood, who awarded the pair just two points, said: “Terrifying, I actually recoiled in horror when you were coming over to the judges’ desk.
“I had an overwhelming feeling of revulsion, darling.”
Len Goodman, who gave a more generous five points, said: “You dance like I cook, just chuck it all in and hope for the best. It was more stagger than Jagger.”
Bruno Tonioli said it was “the most insanely hilarious mess ever” while Darcey Bussell confessed she was “strangely in love” with the fun-loving Barrovian.
The low score places Dave and Karen joint last with former golfer Tony Jacklin and Aliona Vilani.
The star of the show was model Abbey Clancey whose performance was described as “the dance of the night” by Goodman, after she waltzed to Kissing You by Des’ree with partner Aljaz Skorjanec.
The mother-of-one, who is married to footballer Peter Crouch and wore a long, figure-hugging white dress, admitted she was shaking with nerves but performed a “very romantic” and “beautiful” dance, according to Bussell.
There were no eliminations or public vote but scores will be carried over to next weekend’s show.
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First published at 16:37, Monday, 30 September 2013
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