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Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 22 January, 2020

George Hook went on the Late Late and danced like a gangster

He’ll do himself a mischief with this carry on.

GEORGE HOOK, BETTER known for his current affairs broadcasting and discussing his love life in detail, put on the dancing shoes for charity this evening.

And it was quite the sight.

The 74-year-old broadcaster, still nursing a knee replacement, decided to turn gangster for one night, and danced his best Charleston, all in the name of charity.

During a training montage he began calling himself a method actor and branding his dancing partner a “moll”, gangster slang for a girlfriend, commenting that he “wouldn’t give a shit about her” if it was the 1920s.

“She’s a low-life. She just gets shagged by the lads,” Hook said.

Then the dancing happened.

It looks like someone else is doing most of the work…

hook first

Did we say he was wearing a fake moustache?

hook f middle

His back will be at him for days.

george hook middle

The finale was quite, er, spectacular.

george hook end

Other dancers included Dermot Bannon, who put on a Bollywood dance…


… Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh…

… and Majella O’Donnell. Things got a little raunchy during her rock ‘n’ roll moves.


All while DOD watched.



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