Price's Queen routine impresses panel

Former glamour model Katie Price played it for laughs by donning a fake moustache as she performed a dance routine dressed as Freddie Mercury.

Former glamour model Katie Price played it for laughs by donning a fake moustache as she performed a dance routine dressed as Freddie Mercury.

The television personality, taking part in 'Let’s Dance For Comic Relief' last night, took inspiration from the video for 'I Want To Break Free', in which the Queen frontman wore a tight pink top and black miniskirt.

Price, whose son Junior and daughter Princess were in the audience, completed her look with a curly black wig and fake arm hair, arming herself with a feather duster.

She was one of two acts voted through to the next round of the BBC One charity competition, joining comedian Russell Kane in the final.

After learning she had beaten an act from BBC drama 'Waterloo Road' to win the place, Price said: “I was happy to do it, but to do it again... I’d better put more hair on next time.”

She admitted to being “so nervous” at taking part in the contest, but won praise from the celebrity panel.

Talk show host Graham Norton told her: “I love you, Katie Price. That was just fearless.

“You do so many things – novelist, model, singer – and now you can say you’re as good at dancing as everything else you do.”

Comedian Frank Skinner joked: “You look great with a moustache. That’s something to look forward to. You look sexy with a moustache.

“I thought you were an absolute star.”

Kane won his place in the final on the strength of the audience vote, while Price was voted through by the panel.

He wore a skimpy neon outfit to take to the stage as Beyonce, dancing to her single 'Crazy In Love' in an energetic routine that led host Steve Jones to marvel at his flexibility.

Panellist Greg Davies, star of 'The Inbetweeners', told Kane: “I think we might have seen the greatest dance routine on British television.”

Interior designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan opened the show by dancing to Xanadu by Olivia Newton John, and comedian Ed Byrne became schoolboy ballet dancer Billy Elliot for 'I Love To Boogie', and was joined by choreographer Arlene Phillips.

Waterloo Road actors Philip Martin Brown and Rebecca Ryan impressed with their dance-off to Run-DMC’s 'It’s Like That', while 'The Thick Of It star' Rebecca Front transformed into quirky singer Bjork for 'It’s Oh So Quiet'.

Other stars taking part in the show in the coming weeks include singer Lulu, comedian Noel Fielding and an Eighties supergroup made of Toyah Wilcox, Limahl, Chesney Hawkes and Clare Grogan.

Last night’s programme also featured entertainment from JLS and Taio Cruz, singing with former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt.

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