2 hours ago 0 Shares ‘The Greatest Dancer’ Contestant Reveals Bananas In Pyjamas Are A Real Couple Sun Jan 13 2019 15:33:36 GMT+0000 (GMT) Sun Jan 13 2019 17:34:08 GMT+0000 (GMT) Daisy Phillipson Daisy Phillipson in Entertainment Powered by The Greatest Dancer continued on BBC One last night, seeing more auditions from dancing hopefuls competing…
The Greatest Dancer continued on BBC One last night, seeing more auditions from dancing hopefuls competing to win £50,000 and a chance to perform on Strictly Come Dancing.
While the show's featured a fair few surprises already – including an unexpected strip tease and an awe-inspiring performance from a deaf contender who danced using the music's vibrations – it was 53-year-old performer Mark Short who took centre stage.
But it wasn't because of his routine.
Providing viewers with an almighty nostalgia hit, Mark revealed that he used to play one of the bananas in the hit kids' show Bananas in Pyjamas – and is in a relationship with his former on-screen partner, receptionist Amelia Wilson.
He said: “I was B1 and my partner was B2. Twenty-six years later we're still together.”
Isn't that just the cutest? It's over quarter of a century and the bananas in their pyjamas are still coming down the stairs together… wait, let me rephrase that.
There's something ever-so heartwarming about the fact that they met while starring as one of the most iconic duos on kid's TV. Even better is that their flame for each other continues to burn all these years later.
Viewers were equally as delighted by the news, flocking to Twitter to share their joy. One user wrote: “Oh my god him and his man used to be the bananas in pjammas [sic] this is absolutely ICONIC. I love them,” while another declared: “I freaking love that B1 & B2 from Bananas in Pyjamas are an item!”
“One of the Bananas in Pyjamas is about to audition on #GreatestDancer, but what is actually the best thing ever is that his partner of 26 years was the other one,” chimed another ecstatic fan.
Unfortunately for Mark, while his fruity tidbit had the fans cheering, his dance routine set to Jamiroquai's 'Canned Heat' didn't quite grab the studio audience in the same way and he only racked up a measly 61 percent vote. And since he needed 75 percent to get through the first round, that meant Mark was out of the running.
Despite the outcome, the dancer remained upbeat, stating: “Dancing is about making yourself happy and other people happy. I just want to carry on dancing and have fun.”
What a guy. On the plus side, at least he's got his loving Banana waiting for him when he gets home. Hopefully they'll be catching teddy bears unawares for many more years to come.
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