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VIDEO: Keith Vaz does Gangnam

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Keith Vaz has made his own slightly surreal contribution to Leicester's 2017 City of Culture bid - by dancing Gangnam style with school kids. The MP strutted his stuff today with around 50 excited students and staff from Gateway College, in Humberstone, Leicester, to the beats of the South Korean pop star PSY. The MP had previously challenged Parliamentary colleagues from other area in the running for the City of Culture title to a dance-off to see who could get the most people involved. It is unclear if any the MPs for Hull, Swansea or Dundee - Leicester's remaining rivals - intend to take him up on the offer. Mr Vaz, in a suit and shades, danced for nearly two minutes and despite being visibly out of breath at the end, said: "I feel I could do that all afternoon. In fact when I get back to Parliament I'll round up some MPs for some more. "When Leicester wins, as it surely will, we will celebrate with Gangnam on the Terrace of the House of Commons.
"It was wonderful to see these young people with such enthusiasm for the City of Culture bid." Mr Vaz put out the challenge after Southend MP David Amess gently mocked his karaoke skills following a performance of Grease in a city pub. He said: "That was the curse of Southend who have been eliminated from the competition." The MP said: "I chose Gangnam because my daughter Anjali, who is 16, said I look very much like PSY. She is probably right. "I only had one rehearsal for this." Mr Vaz was taught the Gangnam moves by 17-year-old Gateway dance student Jamal George. Jamal, from Highfields, said: "When they asked me to teach him I was shocked. I really thought it was a joke. "He was really excited. I told him to calm down a bit and just listen to the beats. "He was a really fast learner. He was quite good." Some councillors took part in the dance but college principal Suzanne Overton-Edwards was unable to participate because she was with an Ofsted inspector at the time. She said: "I had warned him about it and invited him to take part." Student Saiyef Zulfecar, 18, took part in the dance. He said: "It was an amazing experience - the best of my life. Seeing the MP dancing was great. I was a bit lost for words." Fellow student Gayatri Pillai said: "I loved it. It was great. This is the way we do things at Gateway. A bit of dancing around is nothing unusual - but we don't normally have Keith Vaz with us."

VIDEO: Keith Vaz does Gangnam


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