Where are the Bananas in Pyjamas now? Well, thanks to BBC’s The Greatest Dancer we’ve discovered that they’re still together and are actually a couple in real life.
Yep, the show revealed that B1 (once played by Greatest Dancer contestant Mark Short) and B2 (once played by his partner Ashley) have the sweetest real-life partnership that’s absolutely stood the test of time.
53-year-old dancer Mark, who’s been on the circuit since he was a lad, shared their wonderful love story with receptionist Amelia Wilson while waiting to perform backstage.
‘I was B1 and my partner was B2,’ Shot explained. ’26 years later we’re still together.’
Viewers at home just couldn’t get enough of the pair’s tale and couldn’t quite believe what they were hearing.
If only the audience in the auditorium had been as wise as those watching on the sofa. They failed to rack up enough votes for Mark, who danced his heart out for them, under the watchful eye of dance captains Oti Mabuse, Matthew Morrison and Cheryl.
His jazz routine, set to Jamiroquai’s Canned Heat, was packed with content but only 61% of the audience hit their buttons (he needed 75%) so the Greatest Dancer mirrors remained firmly shut.
‘I’m sad,’ said Oti as Mark left the stage, still smiling, ‘I would have liked him.’
And she wasn’t alone in her thinking.
‘Dancing is about making yourself happy and other people happy,’ said Mark as he left the studio. ‘I just want to carry on dancing and I want to have fun.’
Now that’s what we call a fantastic attitude.
Elsewhere on the show, deaf dancer Chris Fonseca left viewers in awe when he performed a routine to God’s Plan by Drake, using the music’s vibrations to guide him.
And as if his routine wasn’t enough for them, they quite frankly couldn’t cope when dance captain (can we just call them judges now please?) Matthew Morrison not only praised Chris for his efforts, but praised him in actual sign language too.
Guys, what have we said about chopping onions?
The Greatest Dancer continues on Saturdays on BBC One.
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by – metro.co.uk