Competition hopefuls from across Yorkshire showed off their flamboyant sides in the hope of landing a trip to America courtesy of TV favourites Ant and Dec.
The Light shopping centre in the middle of Leeds played host to the ‘Super Computer’ from the Geordie duo’s Saturday Night Takeaway programme.
Each week it visits a different part of the country and challenges a succession of locals to do anything from an impromptu dance routine to an impersonation of a farmyard animal.
Highlights of the fun are then shown in the following Saturday’s edition of the programme, with the best – and often the most enthusiastic – participant being rewarded with a holiday in Las Vegas.
And there was no shortage of people willing to strut their stuff in front of the cameras when the Ant and Dec roadshow rolled into Leeds.
The Light’s marketing manager, Stephanie James, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “The people of Leeds have really been great ambassadors for the North. They have not let us down for supplying quality entertainment for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.”
One person at The Light yesterday got into the spirit of the occasion by coming dressed as music icon and Viva Las Vegas singer Elvis Presley.
The Leeds event will be featured on this Saturday’s edition of ...Takeaway, which goes out at 7pm on ITV.
It is also due to include a guest appearance from Sharon Osbourne and a spectacular St Patrick’s Day celebration.
l Yesterday’s extravaganza isn’t the only role that Yorkshire has had in the current series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
Workers from Morrisons have also appeared in TV ads made on the back of the Bradford-based supermarket giant’s sponsorship of the programme.
Staff taking their place in the spotlight include cheesemonger Liz Musgrave and butcher Shane Dawson, who work at the Morrisons stores in Morley and Rothwell respectively.