Tyson Fury dances up a storm to reggae covers in Newcastle

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Two buskers were left stunned after Tyson Fury began dancing to their music in the middle of Newcastle on Friday.

Jenna Cole, 20, and Olivia Irvin, 22, couldn’t believe it when the boxing legend, 33, asked to hear their tunes, and was filmed dancing along to their upbeat reggae covers.

The pair watched as he danced in the street near Monument with fans to four of their songs, and they later posed for snaps with Tyson.

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Fun day out: Two buskers were left stunned after Tyson Fury began dancing to their music in the middle of Newcastle on Friday

Fun day out: Two buskers were left stunned after Tyson Fury began dancing to their music in the middle of Newcastle on Friday

Dancing up a storm: Jenna Cole, 20, and Olivia Irvin, 22, couldn't believe it when the boxing legend, 33, asked to hear their tunes, and was filmed dancing along to their upbeat reggae covers

Dancing up a storm: Jenna Cole, 20, and Olivia Irvin, 22, couldn’t believe it when the boxing legend, 33, asked to hear their tunes, and was filmed dancing along to their upbeat reggae covers

Jenna said that Olivia had to rush to a nearby shop to buy a new mic stand as the leg had fallen off their old one.

While she was in the shop, Tyson approached Jenna and asked to hear their music.

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The pro athlete donned a colourful ensemble in a bright yellow T-shirt teamed with crimson red basketball shorts. 

Fan favourite: They pair watched as he danced in the street near Monument with fans to four of their songs, and posed for snaps

Fan favourite: They pair watched as he danced in the street near Monument with fans to four of their songs, and posed for snaps

Tyson added some sporty white trainers to tie the summer outfit together. 

The singer said that due to him wearing a ‘Tyson Fury’ T-shirt, she initially believed he was a lookalike.

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Jenna, from Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, said: ‘He was dressed like a lifeguard, I thought he was a lookalike. Lots of people started getting pictures and I just didn’t say anything to him.

‘He came over to me and said “Are you a singer?”

Sing along: The pro athlete donned a colourful ensemble in a bright yellow T-shirt teamed with crimson red basketball shorts

Sing along: The pro athlete donned a colourful ensemble in a bright yellow T-shirt teamed with crimson red basketball shorts

‘I thought that’s Tyson Fury, I could tell by his voice. He said “I love street performers, what type of music do you play?”

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‘I said “Reggae, hip hop, Fleetwood Mac, 80s” and he said “Unreal”.’

‘I told him I wasn’t starting yet as I was in a duo and he said “I’m going to go and buy some trainers from JD and I’ll come back and I’ll watch you.”

‘He walked away from me and I was like what on earth, I was really disorientated.

Having fun: Tyson added some sporty white trainers to tie the summer outfit together

Having fun: Tyson added some sporty white trainers to tie the summer outfit together

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The street performer then rushed over to her singing partner to share the exciting news. 

She continued: ‘I ran to the shop where Liv was and I was standing outside fidgeting.

‘I said “Tyson Fury has just said he’s coming back to watch us”. I was nervous but I was also excited to sing for him.’

Jenna said that Tyson shortly returned, and they played Bob Marley songs Is This Love and Could You Be Loved.

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She added that the two-time world heavyweight champion began to video them performing and danced in the street as he posed for pictures with fans.

Summer in the city: The singer said that due to him wearing a 'Tyson Fury' T-shirt, she initially believed he was a lookalike

Summer in the city: The singer said that due to him wearing a ‘Tyson Fury’ T-shirt, she initially believed he was a lookalike

The busker added: ‘He was stood dancing with us and videoing us and he was really impressed.

‘Everyone started swarming to him. It was honestly great, it was so surreal. It got us both really buzzing. For him to stand for four songs, he must have liked it.’

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Jenna said that Tyson, who was in Newcastle as part of his After Party Tour, stayed for four songs before making his way down the street. 

She decided they couldn’t let him leave without getting a picture and they ran after him.

She said: ‘We thought we are going to have to get a picture we can’t let everyone else get one and not us.

‘We stopped out song half way through and pegged it after him up the street.’

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While Tyson’s crew was insisting on no more photos, the pro boxer allowed Jenna and her pal a snap.

‘One of the guys he was with was saying “no more pictures” but he said “let the singers have a picture”,’ she said. ‘He was nice, he was dead down to earth.’

Dancing around: Jenna said: 'He was dressed like a lifeguard, I thought he was a lookalike. Lots of people started getting pictures and I just didn't say anything to him'

Dancing around: Jenna said: ‘He was dressed like a lifeguard, I thought he was a lookalike. Lots of people started getting pictures and I just didn’t say anything to him’

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