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# jigs and reels of it
Graham Norton forced two audience members to Irish dance last night and it was priceless
Every Irish person’s nightmare.

LAST NIGHT, MICHAEL Flatley was on Graham Norton’s couch.

The dancer, who recently announced that 2015 would be his final year dancing with the Lord of the Dance, was asked by Norton if phoney Irish dancing ever annoyed him. Flatley magnanimously replied:

I don’t judge anyone. Let everybody do what they want. It’s all good.

Norton then decided to stage an experiment and plucked two random (read: totally planted) people from the audience and asked them to attempt a jig.

It was all very Father Noel Furlong.

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And then, as if my magic (read: carefully coordinated magic), the whole front row got up and started Irish dancing.

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It was quite the spectacle. These two still struggled, though.

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God bless.

Watch the whole thing below.

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