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Mascots impress as inaugural dance off is hailed 'a great success'

PUBLISHED: 11:47 27 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:47 27 September 2019

The full mascot line up, who competed in the dance off. Picture: CWHMedia

The full mascot line up, who competed in the dance off. Picture: CWHMedia

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Mascots from across the region came together for a dance off with a difference.

2019 Mascot Dance Off champion Ellie, from Richardsons Leisure Limited, with Woody Bear from Pleasurewood Hills. Pictures: CWHMedia2019 Mascot Dance Off champion Ellie, from Richardsons Leisure Limited, with Woody Bear from Pleasurewood Hills. Pictures: CWHMedia

Inspired by the return of Strictly to the BBC, Pleasurewood Hills' Woody Bear sent out invites to a range of businesses and organisations around the region.

And he was thrilled to hear from many like-minded mascots who agreed to take up the challenge.

Taking to the dancefloor were Pirate Pete from Adventure Island, Easton the Horse and Daisy the Cow from Easton Farm Park, Hearty from the British Heart Foundation, Hot Sauce from Taco Bell in Gt Yarmouth, Richie the Monkey and Ellie the Elephant from Richardsons Leisure Limited, Barnsley the Dog from Stonham Barns and the Slush Puppie.

Woody's good friends Ronnie and Clarence also joined in the fun.

After several elimination rounds, the group was whittled down to just four finalists; Pirate Pete, Easton, Ellie and Barnsley.

It was then down to a public vote which saw Ellie the Elephant crowned as the 2019 Mascot Dance Off champion.

When the dancing was over, the mascots found time for a quick spin on the carousel before it was time to head home for a deserved rest.

A Pleasurewood Hills spokesman said: "The competition was friendly rather than fierce but the mascots really did pull out their best moves for the Dance Off.

"It was great fun to watch and we were really pleased so many were able to join us.

"The first ever dance off was a great success and we hope to bring it back to the park next year."

The Mascot Dance Off was part of the park's Super September celebrations which have seen different activities organised throughout the month.

The final weekend - which takes place this Saturday and Sunday - will see Catboy and Luna Girl from PJ Masks visit the park to take part in story time sessions, led by a narrator and meet and greet sessions.

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