Prime minister Theresa May shows-off dance moves during Africa visit and everyone cringes

Jaimie-lee Prince
Aug 29, 2018
10:27 A.M.

British Prime Minister Theresa May created a new and arguably unimproved robot dance called the 'Maybot' when she visited schoolchildren in South Africa.


May was on a visit to Cape Town where she intended to increase investment from the U.K to Africa to strengthen trade links. It was her first day on the tour.

In a YouTube video, May shuffles along strangely, appearing to imitate the moves of the kids' performance. But the attempt leaves much to be desired on all fronts.

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In response to the ridicule, Daily Mail reported that May said last night, "I suspect my dancing this morning might not make it on to Strictly."

The internet thinks it's a bit more serious than not appearing on the British television dance contest.

Paul Kelly on twitter was baffled, saying it's "Like watching a baby giraffe crossed with Peter Crouch dancing."

"Why God? WHY?" He exclaimed.


Alison Bancroft simply wondered why "someone forgot to oil her?" And Deirdre McIntosh was more empathetic. She said "I feel embarrassed for her. She looks so wooden!"

"Is she ok?" Matt Hayden asked.

Some wished they had never witnessed the bizarre scene. Andrew asked, "Is it possible to unsee something??" Users made comparisons with Peter Crouch, the Tin Man and Futurama's robot Bender.

But others related to May, comparing the Prime Minister's off-beat moves to an " 'I should have gone to bed at least an hour ago' wedding dance" - Andrew Jones.

Alan McGuinness added, "Theresa May is me at weddings after being dragged to the dance floor and forced to dance after an entire evening of avoiding doing so."

Regardless of all the internet dance critics' comments, May seemed to have had a good time. And she helped the students who brought out her moves, good or bad.


At the tour, she opened the scholarship to 100 more African students. They will receive placements to study in the U.K.

May also expressed gratitude at the assembly to "those young people who were involved in the performances outside who welcomed [her]."

She said:

"What I see before me in this hall today is the future of South Africa. "

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