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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Katie Price dons moustache and body hair as she becomes Freddie Mercury for Let's Dance


Playing for laughs: Katie Price dresses as Freddie Mercury in drag - complete with a moustache and body hair - as she performs Queen's I Want To Break Free

During her fame, Katie Price has been known in various different guises - glamour model, wife, mother, author, reality TV star and fashion designer.

But last night, the star showed another side of her as she danced on the live episode of Let's Dance for Comic Relief.

Price, 32, dressed up in a PVC outfit, black bouffant wig, stockings and fake body hair and a moustache to recreate Freddie Mercury's iconic performance in the video for Queen's hit I Want To Break Free.

As she performed the hilarious routine with three male dancers taking on the Brian May and Roger Taylor roles, she was watched in the audience by her son Junior and daughter Princess.

After her dance, judge Graham Norton said: 'I love you Katie Price that was just fearless. Now you can safely say you are as good at dancing as everything else you do young lady!'

Price just managed to scrape through to a place in the final after comedian Russell Kane went straight through after receiving the most public votes.

He drew some of the biggest laughs of the evening as she wore a racy orange dress to become Beyonce Knowles to perform her energetic routine to her 2003 hit Crazy In Love.

A close shave: The glamour model flashes some of her faux underarm hair as she is pushed along the stage on the retro vacuum cleaner

Following Kane's performance, Norton said: 'When I’m on my deathbed I will shut my eyes and see that again! I am amazed.'

Fellow judge Greg Davies, star of The Inbetweeners, added: 'I think we might have seen the greatest dance routine on British television.'

Shake your booty: Comedian Russell Kane received the most public votes for his 'Bootylicious' rendition of Beyonce's 2003 hit Crazy In Love

It was between Price and the Waterloo Road gang for the second spot, but in the end two of the three opted for the glamour model.

Thrilled Price promised: 'I was happy to do it tonight, but to do it again... I'd better put more hair on next time.'

Sultry: Kane was praised for 'greatest dance routine on British television'

After getting through to the final, Price took to her Twitter page: 'Thank you everyone who voted. Ahhh it means I have to do it again. How scary!!
'So jealous of Russell Kane's legs ha ha.'

Before the live show, the mother-of-three admitted she was incredibly nervous and encouraged her fans to 'have a giggle on my expence (sic)'.

Following the dress rehearsal earlier on Saturday, she said: 'Seen everyone's performance and they are all fantastic we are all nervous and we are all doing it for charity.'

First through: Kane joins Let's Dance presenters Steve Jones and Alex Jones after his energetic routine

Other celebrity performers on last night's show included The Thick Of It actress Rebecca Front, who wore a garish orange dress to become Bjork in It's Oh So Quiet.
Interior design duo Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan were the first to dance to Olivia Newton John's Xanadu.

Comedian Ed Bryne was joined by ex-Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips to become schoolboy ballet dancer Billy Elliott to We Love To Boogie, while Waterloo Road actors Philip Martin Brown and Rebecca Ryan impressed with their dance-off to Run-DMC's It's Like That.

The judging panel: (L-R) Graham Norton, Frank Skinner and Greg Davies

Other stars expected to perform for a chance in the final over the coming weeks include Lula, Noel Fielding, Caroline Flack, Adrian Edmondson, Penny Smith, Andi Osho, and Lee Nelson.

There will also be an Eighties ‘super group’ comprising of Toyah Wilcox, Clare Grogan, Chesney Hawkes and Limahl.

The show is aiming to raise awareness of Comic Relief's ongoing campaign against malaria with proceeds from the phonecalls going to the cause.

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Toning things down: A rather more tame performance from Taio Cruz and ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt on their single Higher

Katie Price Does "I Want to Break Free" - Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2011 - Show 1 - BBC One

source: dailymail


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