Janet Woodcock explained her street started “social distancing dancing” to try and beat lockdown blues.
Fitness instructor Janet, who set it all up, said: “It’s been brilliant. Everybody’s come out, just got involved and having fun.
“Moving, getting to know one another. It’s been good.”
She continued: “I got them out by putting a slip through everybody’s door.
“Initially it wasn’t about dancing, it was just about people coming out standing on the doorstep and having a minute silence to think about the people really struggling at the moment.
“A minute’s clapping for all our key workers working hard and keeping us safe.
Every day at 11am, one street in Cheshire meets outside for a socially-distanced boogie to blow their lockdown blues away!
And today, they had company… 🕺💃 pic.twitter.com/WTJKPLAhei
— This Morning (@thismorning) April 3, 2020
“It just evolved from there. People wanted to do it again and again and I think we’re on day 10 now.”
Janet insisted: “People tend to be stood at their drives so we are very well spaced.
We can talk to each other, laugh with each other but we are keeping apart.
“We can talk to each other, laugh with each other but we are keeping apart.”
However, viewers thought they were still too close to each other and shared their thoughts on Twitter.
What did they say?
One person said: “That’s a mass gathering! Idiots! The street doing distance dancing!!”
Another wrote: “That dancing street is setting a really bad example to people. Not social distancing at all! The message is #StayHome!!!”
A third added: “#ThisMorning being completely irresponsible with its street dance. Stay at home unless essential, exercise alone or with a member of your family ONLY.
“Does not say have a street party whilst exercising. Time to start taking this seriously.”
— LPW (@lpw) April 3, 2020
So what’s the difference between street dancing and socially distancing with you friends in the park!! Surely this goes against the rules of Stay at Home! #ThisMorning ?!
— Ali Green 🌄🌑 (@alig1972) April 3, 2020
#ThisMorning I get what she is trying to do keep everybody's spirits up.but that does not look like social distancing to me.
— Beverley Bullimore (@b26772696) April 3, 2020
However, others defended the street and praised them for keeping spirits up.
People on twitter kicking off because a street in Cheshire are all having a dance outside their house… 😂 #ThisMorning
— Laura Wyn 🦋 (@laura_w_davies) April 3, 2020
That street in Frodsham doing the socially distanced dancing at 11am each day – LEGENDS 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Jessi ☕️🦩 (@jessiloumilton) April 3, 2020
At the end of the segment, Ruth and Eamonn joined the street as they danced in the studio.
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