BBC music maestro from Leigh is a hit with his Comic Relief Beyonce routine

Leigh Journal: Shaun Keaveny joined comics Hal Cruttenden and Mark Dolan to take part in Let’s Dance for Comic Relief. Shaun Keaveny joined comics Hal Cruttenden and Mark Dolan to take part in Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

RADIO presenter Shaun Keaveny showed off his dance moves — and body — to millions of TV viewers when he dressed as Beyonce for Comic Relief.

Shaun, from Leigh, who gained work experience as part of the Journal's editorial team in the 1990s, presents the BBC 6 Music breakfast show. He joined comics Hal Cruttenden and Mark Dolan to take part in Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

Their act, called Destiny’s Dad, involved dancing in drag to Destiny’s Child’s hit Bootylicious in bright pink bikinis.

In the build-up to the performance, viewers saw Shaun become a diva as he argued to play the part of Beyonce in the three-piece dance act.

They failed to make it through the first heat on Saturday evening, however, and left with Comedian Olivia Lee, who was the first person voted out after her Lady Gaga-themed dance featuring a real dog.

Other acts included a team of soap opera stars, retired boxer Ricky Hatton and comic Tim Vine.

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