Steps host record breaking supermarket dance-off

Thursday November 1, 2012

Nineties pop group Steps have made what is likely to be their final stride towards setting a new world record in a supermarket dance-off. 

The quintet pulled in a crowd of around 200 people to help them complete their mission to get more than 180,000 people dancing to their 1998 number one hit Tragedy.

Leading the dance-off at Sainsbury's in Crayford, south-east London, Steps added to the 179,850 fans that danced to their famous routinem, which is a cover of the Bee Gees track, during this year's 22-date sell-our arena tour.

The group, which is made up of Lee Latchford-Evans, Claire Richards, Faye Tozer, Lisa Scott-Lee and Ian "H" Watkins, now eagerly await verification from Guinness World Records,.

Claire said: "Supermarkets are filled with guilty pleasures to tempt shoppers, and today we were one of them. Fans and foodies danced their hearts out, topping off what has been a phenomenal and now record breaking tour." 

Faye added that dancing for fans in a supermarket was not the strangest experience the group have had. 

"We did a gig in Germany in front of some washing machines; I think that's the strangest one. The most fun was on tour at the O2."

On setting a new record, she said: "I think it's really exciting for the people who have come along to join in with us and for us it's just a really great benchmark because we've had such a fantastic year, and a massive thank you to everyone."

The group will play a mini-Christmas tour this year and are releasing a live DVD with footage from their most recent dates on the road.

Photo: ©, Getty

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