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Michael Ball slips into high-heels and dances to You Can’t Stop The Beat

He is reprising his award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray The Musical, a role he last played on the West End back in 2010.

And Michael Bell brought smiles to people’s faces on Monday as he shared a hilarious clip of him dancing along to the musical’s hit track You Can’t Stop The Beat.

The singer, 58, took a break from recording The Michael Ball Show to slip into a pair of vibrant heels, which were the same as he wore when he played Edna in 2010.

Amusing: Michael Bell brought smiles to people’s faces on Monday as he shared a hilarious clip of him dancing along to the musical’s hit track You Can’t Stop The Beat

Wearing his tracksuit bottoms rolled up to show off his dancing feet, he boogied his way across the studio while lip-syncing to John Travolta, who played Edna Turnblad in the 2007 Hairspray movie, singing the upbeat tune.

He sported an black T-shirt with ‘the show must go on’ aptly written across it as he confidently shimmied and strutted in the bright blue and pink heeled pumps.

Michael proved he had rhythm as he got his hips moving in the sequence, and even hilariously slapped his backside during his cheeky dance routine.

His preparation for his upcoming Hairspray stint appeared to be going well, as he showed off his agility as he nailed his freestyle dance routine.

Rhythm: The singer, 58, took a break from recording his BBC Radio Two's The Michael Ball Show to slip into a pair of vibrant heels and dance his troubles away

Rhythm: The singer, 58, took a break from recording his BBC Radio Two’s The Michael Ball Show to slip into a pair of vibrant heels and dance his troubles away

Alongside the light-hearted clip, he penned: ‘Don’t know about you but I need a cheer up. 

‘So #boogiewithball on ⁦@BBCRadio2 ⁩ today is none other than #YouCantStopTheBeat. Enjoy and don’t judge ❤️❤️xx’

And fans were absolutely thrilled with Michael’s latest dancing video, which he uploads once a week, gushing that he was absolutely ‘wonderful’.

Some of his followers even quipped that they wish they had legs like Michael, as the West End star flaunted his toned calves in the amusing video. 

Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: ‘You are truly WONDERFUL. I just love #boogiewithball on a Sunday…it really cheers me up. 

Boogie: Wearing his tracksuit bottoms rolled up to show off his dancing feet, he danced his way across the studio while lip-syncing to the upbeat tune

Boogie: Wearing his tracksuit bottoms rolled up to show off his dancing feet, he danced his way across the studio while lip-syncing to the upbeat tune

‘Lovely legs and those shoes…woohoo – well done!! Hairspray is my favourite musical of all time…just love you as Edna Turnblad.’

While another tweeted: ‘Oh boy was that needed….thank you for that, living the legs and heels today, you look very mmmnnn can’t write my thoughts love you gorgeous man, xx’

And a third penned: ‘I’ve been a harsh critic of some of your past routines but this was superb! 

‘Excellent execution and very uplifting- and boy do we need some cheer at the moment!’ 

'Those legs!': Fans were absolutely thrilled with Michael's latest dancing video, which he uploads to Twitter once a week, gushing that he was absolutely 'wonderful'

‘Those legs!’: Fans were absolutely thrilled with Michael’s latest dancing video, which he uploads to Twitter once a week, gushing that he was absolutely ‘wonderful’

Michael is set to reprise his role as Edna Turnblad, who he first starred as in 2010, during an upcoming stage production of Hairspray The Musical.

The popular character was originally played by Divine in the 1998 movie, before the role was picked up by John Travolta in a 2007 remake of the movie.

And Michael will get back into drag for the smash-hit musical, which is set to appear at the London Coliseum in April 2021.

The show was originally scheduled for April 2020 and was first moved to September, but has now been pushed back for a third time, to April this year for a 19-week run. 

The theatre industry has been one of the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many venues still closed after being forced to shut their doors in March. 

He’s back! Michael is set to reprise his role as Edna Turnblad, who he first starred as in 2010, during an upcoming stage production of Hairspray The Musical

In October, Michael joined Matt Lucas and lead stars in a dazzling musical showcase to support the struggling theatre industry on the Britain’s Got Talent final. 

Matt, 46, and Michael joined forces with a collection of musical stars to perform songs from iconic musicals such as Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera.   

A total of 60 performers came together to conjure up the dazzling lights of the West End in a breath-taking final.

As well as Michael and Matt, Carrie Hope Fletcher, John Owen-Jones, Shan Ako, Killian Donnelly, Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp also took to the stage. 

The special performance coincided with Les Misérables 35th birthday and The Phantom of the Opera’s 34th birthday. 

Delays: The show was originally scheduled for April 2020 and was first moved to September, but has now been pushed back for a third time, to April this year for a 19-week run

Delays: The show was originally scheduled for April 2020 and was first moved to September, but has now been pushed back for a third time, to April this year for a 19-week run

The musical medley provoked a flurry of comments on Twitter, with many expressing how much they miss the theatre and their excitement over Matt performing on stage.

One viewer penned: ‘So moved to watch @MrMichaelBall @RealMattLucas and so many others perform from @LesMisOffical on the stage of #BGT tonight. We need to get our theatres open again!’ 

Another wrote: ‘Watching the west end performers on #BritainsGotTalent is heartbreaking.

‘There is nothing to compare the feeling of watching these shows live. 

‘Pubs and restaurants may feed your thirst and appetite but performances like these feed the soul. Without the arts we are without a soul.’ 

Theatre: In October, Michael (pictured) joined Matt Lucas and lead stars in a dazzling musical showcase to support the struggling theatre industry on the Britain's Got Talent final

Theatre: In October, Michael (pictured) joined Matt Lucas and lead stars in a dazzling musical showcase to support the struggling theatre industry on the Britain’s Got Talent final 

A third viewer pointed out how in the Les Miserables segment, the performers changed the lyrics to express their keenness to get back on stage.

They said: ‘The West End performance on BGT saying ‘one show more’ instead of ‘one day more’ hit me in the feels. The arts and theatre is so important. We are not only viable but we are VITAL.’ 

Ahead of Saturday’s extravaganza, top West End producer Cameron Mackintosh said: ‘Britain’s theatrical talent is the best in the world so it is a wonderful opportunity after seven months of enforced lockdown to be invited by Britain’s Got Talent to showcase three of my greatest British musical hits with their fabulous West End casts.

‘Several years ago, Susan Boyle Dreamed her Dream and set the world alight and we are both eager and anxious to be told when we can fully reopen again next year so that we can all properly get on with our lives and celebrate the world beating talents of our amazing culture.’ 

Dazzling: Matt, 46, (above) and Michael joined forces with a collection of musical stars to perform songs from iconic musicals such as Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera

Dazzling: Matt, 46, (above) and Michael joined forces with a collection of musical stars to perform songs from iconic musicals such as Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera


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