A woman who was secretly filmed dancing at a bus top has been offered a part in a professional stage show.
Ellie Cole was caught dancing while she waited for a bus in Eastleigh, Hampshire, and after her video was uploaded she became an online sensation.
The 35-year-old secretary’s clip was labelled, “Eastleigh Got Talent,” and it was then sent to Abba’s, Dancing Queen, which has lead to her surge in popularity.
Cole has now been invited to perform in AH Men, a play which is set to be performed at The Point Theatre in Eastleigh, and has previously appeared on the West End.
She was offered the opportunity after Lynne Paris, the play’s writer, watched her video online.
Paris then decided to hunt down Cole. She stated, “My son saw the video and he said, ‘you’ve got to see this mum, she’s just like you. Wherever I am, if there’s music I find myself jigging along to it. I think anybody who likes music could identify with it.”
Ellie Cole had previously studied performing arts at Eastleigh College, however she unfortunately had to drop out because she couldn’t afford the fees.
Cole remarked, “It’s very flattering and humbling. There’s no doubt it’s very exciting.” She will appear in the chorus line in the first act, as well as partaking in a group singing and dancing number.
She stated of her opportunity, “I’m just a normal everyday person who happens to like dancing at bus stops. Still to this day I find it hard to believe what happened with the video. It’s like ‘wow, why me?’.”
Miss Cole admitted that she was actually dancing to Alesha Dixon’s, “Knock Down.” Dixon even responded to the clip on her Twitter feed, writing, “Brilliant! So funny!”
Jane Rowland, who filmed the video, called Cole an “inspiration” and admitted she “has cheered everyone up.”