Britain's Got Talent 2017: London PC dubbed 'world's best dancing cop' wows crowd with body-popping audition

Patrick Grafton-Green
PC Dan Graham, from Kingston Police, on Britain's got Talent: ITV/Thames/Syco

A south London police officer dubbed “the world’s best dancing cop” has wowed the Britain’s Got Talent judges and audiences with his first audition on the ITV show.

Popular Kingston cop PC Dan Graham – nicknamed “dancing Dan” – had the crowd on their feet on Saturday night as he showed off his moves in his full Met uniform.

Before his body-popping performance, the 33-year-old placed his police hat on the head of judge David Walliams - who seemed to take a particular liking to him.

He received four yeses from the judges, who also include Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.

Social media has been flooded with people expressing their admiration for PC Graham.

Kingston Police tweeted: "Well @PCDanGraham you did Kingston proud! 4 x Yes's!!"

Lucy Croxford added: “Loving our local @MPSKingston bobby @PCDanGraham on @BGT! Just what the police need, something positive to cheer about.”

Another Twitter user, John Horne, said: “Wow that Policeman. He can certainly dance there. Amazing.”

Steve Tugwell added: “Policeman on #BGT got some moves.”

Another Twitter user said: "PC Dan Graham from @MPSKingston is a star if you've not see his video before! Yes from me! #BritainsGotTalent."

Before the show, the police officer told the Standard: "I auditioned for BGT in the hope that I can show a human side to the police and try to break down some barriers.

"I love dancing and since my viral videos last year I got some great feedback. It showed that there is a lot of support for us out there which I think police don't always realise.

"I can't wait for tonight and I hope everyone enjoys seeing my audition."

PC Graham first won fans in May last year after more than 1.5 million people watched a clip of him busting some impressive dance moves while in uniform.

The policeman featured in a video made by Met officers taking part in the “running man challenge” craze.

The challenge saw police forces around the world filming dance routines, during which they try to pull off the “running man” move – to the music of 1996 Ghost Town DJ’s song My Boo.

PC Graham, who is part of Kingston Police’s 999 response team, drew in more views after a follow-up video caught him performing in a dance-off with a pig for charity.

The PC and the man dressed in a pig costume was part of a 24-hour non-stop dance-a-thon in aid of Macmillan cancer support.

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