Hugh Jackman throws the best of shapes with the Irish Tom Jones during Dublin gig

Jackman invited the Irish dad up on stage after admiring his dance moves in the audience.

Hugh Jackman throws the best of shapes with the Irish Tom Jones during Dublin gig

Hugh Jackman kicked off the first of his Irish shows last night at Dublin’s 3Arena but sadly his spotlight was stolen by the Irish Tom Jones.

Jackman invited the Irish dad up on stage when he spotted his classic dance moves in the audience.

After discovering his name mirrored the Welsh superstar, the pair jived to his hit ‘It's Not Unusual’ and judging by the sound of the crowd, they loved every minute of it.

"Are you a fan of the other Tom Jones, the singer Tom Jones?" Jackman asked the accountant.

"His real name is Tom Woodward," he replied.

"Yeah, we don't need to know that," said Jackman as the audience egged him on.

Thankfully for us, the Greatest Showman star posted a clip of the moment on his various social media platforms.

After the show, Tom's daughter Louise Jones thanked Hugh on Twitter:

That is my Dad and I just want to say from the bottom of my heart thank you @RealHughJackman for bringing him on stage

"He has always loved to sing and dance without a care in the world and I will never forget this moment!

"Thank you to all the lovely people who cheered him on too."

Hugh has been loving his time here on Irish soil and proved it by posting a clip of himself sipping on a pint of Guinness in a local pub.

He said: “My whole life, I’ve drunk Guinness but they always say it’s different in Ireland.

“I’ve waited 50 years for this one.

After taking the all-important sip, he said: “Life is good.”

Jackman will perform his final two sold-out Irish shows today.

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