Maybot, eat your heart out! Jeremy Corbyn shows off his bhangra dance moves at Pakistani wedding before being lifted onto shoulders of two revellers – so how does he stack up against his political rivals?
- Jeremy Corbyn was special guest at Labour MP Zarah Sultana’s sister’s wedding
- Groom’s cousin Tayab Naveed, 26, invited him for a dance and guests cheered
- He was then lifted onto the shoulders of two guests and all three punched the air
- Mr Corbyn joins list of dancing MPs – how does he stack up against the Maybot?
Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined the likes of Theresa May and Michael Gove after his dance moves went viral online when two guests at a Pakistani wedding lifted him onto their shoulders.
Mr Corbyn showed of his bhangra dance moves to an excited wedding party after a being convinced to perform by the groom’s cousin.
The Islington North MP was invited as a special guest to the wedding of left-wing Labour MP Zarah Sultana’s sister in Coventry, the Lancashire Telegraph reports.
Mr Corbyn, dressed in a cream suit and pale-blue shirt, can be seen busting a few moves to live bhangra music in videos filmed by guests to the Pakistani wedding on Tuesday.
Jeremy Corbyn showing of his bhangra dance moves to an excited wedding party after a being convinced to perform by the groom’s cousin
Jeremy Corbyn was lifted onto the shoulders of weddings guests who cheered him
Jeremy Corbyn excited the wedding party with his bhangra dancing, which created by British Punjabis
He was cheered on by a large crowd of guests standing around him after being ‘pulled over’ for a dance by the groom Rizwan’s cousin Tayab Naveed, 26.
After dancing with Mr Naveed, he then paused to clap.
He only managed to clap his hands twice before a shocked Mr Corbyn was lifted onto the shoulders of his dance partner and another wedding guest.
All three then punch the air in celebration as they are loudly cheered by the large crowd.
Bhangra was created by British Punjabis in the 1960s being based on their music from their native Punjab, a region in the north of the Indian subcontinent divided between Pakistan and India.
Mr Naveed said that Mr Corbyn ‘has certainly got the moves’ and complimented him for being ‘brilliant with everyone’.
He invited the MP for a dance after seeing him in a car while traffic marshalling near the Royal Court Hotel.
After he got out he told Mr Corbyn: ‘You are man of your word and so am I so let’s do this’.
He said Mr Corbyn replied: ‘You take the lead and I am ready.’
Jeremy Corbyn has now joined the growing list of MPs who have unashamedly danced on camera – even excluding Strictly Come Dancing.
But how does the former Labour leader stack up against his political (and dancing) rivals?
Theresa May: The Maybot
Then-PM Theresa May became notorious for the ‘Maybot’, now her signature dance move, after dancing with schoolchildren on a visit to South Africa in August 2018.
Her moves in Cape Town, which she admitted ‘might not make it on to Strictly’, were compared to Peter Crouch’s famous ‘robot’ and less generously the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.
She embraced the ‘cringe’ when she walked on stage to ABBA’s Dancing Queen at the Tory party conference a week later.
Prime Minister Theresa May dances the Maybot as she arrives on stage to make her keynote speech at the Conservative Party annual conference in 2018
The former PM also busted out her signature dance move after winning the Spectator’s Backbencher of the Year award last year.
More recently she was seen dancing at Henley Music Festival earlier this month after the man who replaced her, Boris Johnson, was himself ousted from Downing Street.
Michael Gove: Dancing the night away after breakup
Former Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove was filmed dancing the night away in an Aberdeen nightclub after the breakup of his marriage with his wife of 20 years, Sarah Vine.
He was seen throwing shapes on the dancefloor at Bohemia nightclub in the early hours of a Sunday morning last August.
Musician Emma Lament, who posted the videos to Instagram, wrote in the captions that newly-single Gove was ‘giving it big licks’ as he bopped to pulsating techno music.
Michael Gove was seen dancing the night away at a Scottish nightclub on Saturday, much to the surprise of fellow revellers
In the videos, Gove, dressed in a suit with no tie, can be seen jumping, two-stepping and waving his arms around to the music.
Mr Gove was also spotted dancing with fellow Tory MP Tom Tugendhat, who recently ran to be the new Tory leader, at last years party conference.
The hilarious clip showed the Mr Gove arm in arm with Mr Tugendhat as he throws his finest shapes to a cover of the 1987 hit while wearing a suit and tie – just a month after his infamous night out in Aberdeen.
The pair are seen laughing as they dance together on the packed dance floor at the Tory conference in Manchester
Yvette Cooper gave Strictly star husband Ed Balls a run for his money
Labour MP Yvette Cooper was seen giving her husband, former MP and Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls a run for his money at the Labour Party conference in 2016.
She busted her moves in Liverpool stealing the show at the traditional end of conference party hosted by the Daily Mirror newspaper.
After her husband’s disappointing performance on Strictly Come Dancing the previous Saturday, she seemed keen to prove she didn’t share his poor dancing skills.
She danced along to Beatles classics with Daily Mirror editor Lloyd Embley to Beatles classics including I Want To Hold Your Hand and Come Together.
Yvette Cooper dances at the Mirror party at the conference in Liverpool in 2016
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