Nurses do 'The Strictly' dance to mark ten years of children's hospital

Nurses from Evelina London Children’s Hospital who are fans of the hit BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing have appeared in a YouTube video which was viewed by 5,000 people in its first 24 hours.

A team of ward nurses have shimmied, samba-pointed and box-stepped their way through 'The Strictly' dance to celebrate the birthday of their hospital.

Nurses dancing

Not even the notoriously hard-to-please Craig Revel Horwood, a judge on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, could have awarded anything but a perfect 10 for the efforts of the 20 staff members from Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

They were taking part to mark the tenth anniversary of the hospital, which is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

In a video posted on YouTube on Monday, the nurses perform The Strictly – a dance that has taken the world of social media by storm, with doctors, firefighters and Great Britain’s rowing team getting involved.

Named in honour of the best combination of moves from the popular TV show, the dance is also set to its theme tune.

More than 5,000 people watched the YouTube video in the first 24 hours and the nurses' performance has been given the thumbs-up by Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two presenter Zoe Ball, Strictly dancer Janette Manrara and CBeebies favourite Dr Ranj, who have all retweeted it.

The video was recorded on November 4 in Evelina Children's Hospital's outpatients department when ward matron Victoria Felton brought members of her team together to perform the routine after only two nights of rehearsals.

Ms Felton said: ‘We had so much fun learning the dance together as a team and we haven’t stopped smiling since. I learned a lot about the hidden talents of the people I work with.’

Watch the video here

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