PC Dancing Dan proves police officers are human too!

PC Dan Graham from Kingston Police (part of the Met) has shot to fame showing off his body-popping skills on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. 

He impressed the audience and all four judges with his first audition, getting a standing ovation from David Walliams, and got through as one of 40 semi-finalists to perform on the live shows.  Unfortunately he was not picked from his group of eight performers but nonetheless has amassed a strong fan based and helped show the softer, human side to being a cop. 

After his performance Dan - @PCDanGraham - wrote on Twitter: ‘Wow what a night, can't thank everyone enough for the support. I will now have a well deserved rest. Thank you everyone x.’

A video of PC Dan dancing first went viral in 2016 – a dance-off with a giant pig at a 24-hour dance-a-thon raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support - and he also uses his talents to help the police engage with young people, showing his moves as part of local school assemblies.

If that wasn't enough, Dan made an off-duty arrest less than 12 hours after his first audition - while visiting friends in Epsom, Surrey, he heard what sounded like a car crash and rushed to see what had happened.  He discovered a driver, who was unfit to be behind the wheel, had collided with a bollard so dealt with the incident until officers from Surrey Police arrived.

Keep dancing Dan!