Self-confessed ‘fat bloke in a tutu’ denied glory in grand final of football show dance-off Beans on pitch mean it’s all over for Lee
email@example.com An Ashford man says he was robbed of the winner’s crown during a dance-off on his favourite TV show after he slipped in bean juice.
Lee Woods, of Tennyson Road, South Ashford, was awarded second place in Soccer AM’s 2014 dance-off earlier this month.
Dressed in a pink tutu and a black crop top inscribed with the slogan Belly Elliot, his routine included ballet and breakdancing move ‘the worm’.
Unfortunately for Lee, who works for UK Power Networks, he slipped over three times during his 15-second performance in the juice spilt by a previous contestant.
The incident has now been dubbed ‘beans-gate’ on the Sky Sports 2 show.
Lee said: “I’m not a bad dancer. One of the guys before me had baked beans poured over his head. I reckon if the beans hadn’t got in the way and I hadn’t fallen over, I could have won.”
Soccer AM’s annual danceOff usually gives all of the programme’s presenters and production team 15 seconds each to impress the voting viewers at home with their stylish and energetic moves.
This year, presenter Rocket, real name James Long, was crowned the winner for the sixth time after receiving 34% of the vote for his boogie-board routine.
Lee was voted runner- up with 22%. join the crew in the final earlier this month.
Lee, who drew inspiration from popular film Billy Elliot for his outfit, said: “I went on holiday to Thailand over Christmas and I watched Billy Elliot on the flight home. In one scene, one of the boys wears a pink tutu, and I thought to myself ‘what is funnier than a fat bloke in a tutu?’”
He added: “It’s all been a bit surreal to be honest, but a great experience all the same. Someone recognised me in the supermarket the other day, and I even posed for a picture.”
A swan-like Lee takes to the skies in the course of his routine, in his pink tutu and Belly Elliot T-shirt and, below, with dance-off winner, Soccer AM presenter James ‘Rocket’ Long