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Dancing security guard steals the limelight at Anne-Marie show with his enthusiastic dance moves

A security guard has won millions of fans for his show-stealing dance moves at an Anne-Marie concert.

Peter Olsen, 49, from Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, was filmed dancing at the front of the stage as the singer performed her hit 2002 in Scarborough on August 29.

The footage shows the guard, wearing a high-vis vest, enthusiastically waving his arms in the air to the song and singing along. 

And it has made him an unexpected hit on TikTok, attracting more than 20 million views.

Security guard Peter Olsen, 49, from Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, was filmed dancing away to Anne-Marie's hit 2002 in front of the stage at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on August 29

Security guard Peter Olsen, 49, from Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, was filmed dancing away to Anne-Marie’s hit 2002 in front of the stage at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on August 29

He was seen swinging his arms in the air, copying the singer's actions and singing along - much to the delight of fans in the crowd

He was seen swinging his arms in the air, copying the singer’s actions and singing along – much to the delight of fans in the crowd 

Fans at the front of the crowd were entertained by Peter’s dancing as he joined in merrily and some even pulled out their phones to film his moves.

Footage shows Peter jumping to the beat and one point he pushes his arm forward to signal a stop gesture before jerking his head to the side with attitude.

Anne-Marie superfan Brooklyn, known as @rockabyegirl on TikTok, posted the video on August 30, and it has attracted more than 20 million views.

She captioned the clip: ‘Security were loving it!’

The clip has gained thousands of comments, praising Peter’s attitude, moves and hailing him as ‘adorable’ and an ‘absolute legend’.

One person commented: ‘It was his show, Anne Marie was the back up dancer.’

One person commented: 'It was his show, Anne Marie was the back up dancer'

Peter delighted fans in the crowd who were busy admiring his moves during Anne-Marie's performance

One viewer commented on TikTok: ‘It was his show, Anne Marie was the back up dancer’

Another added: ‘Cutest video I’ve seen today.’

‘No one is talking about how in sync he is,’ noted one fan.

One person on social media said: ‘Not to be dramatic but I would die for this man.’

While @bexy3 said: ‘I’m howling this is amazing. Definitely the type of vibe you want going to a concert after a pandemic.’ 

In response to the video growing in popularity, Peter said: ‘I was completely overwhelmed. I didn’t even have TikTok before my eight-year-old niece had to set me up with one.

‘Brooklyn, who filmed the video got in touch to send me the video, I watched it back and thought why would anyone want to film that. 

‘I was waving and mirroring the crowd but I was still just doing my job you will see I never turned my back on the audience.

Dancing security guard steals the limelight at Anne-Marie show with his enthusiastic dance moves

Dancing security guard steals the limelight at Anne-Marie show with his enthusiastic dance moves

Dancing security guard steals the limelight at Anne-Marie show with his enthusiastic dance moves

Dancing security guard steals the limelight at Anne-Marie show with his enthusiastic dance moves

Adoring fans took to the comments on the popular Tik Tok, which has been viewed 20 million times, to share their love for the dancing security guard

Adoring fans took to the comments on the popular Tik Tok, which has been viewed 20 million times, to share their love for the dancing security guard

During the show, Anne-Marie took a break and spoke to Peter to check that he was singing along to her songs, which Brooklyn also caught on film.

Peter said: ‘Anne-Marie was asking everyone to get involved and sing, when she asked ‘is everyone singing?’

‘The whole front row of the pit pointed to me and said “he isn’t” so she stopped and said “You can’t stand in the centre and not sing.”

”So she started the song again and I got involved. The comments on the video were so positive.

‘After 18 months we’ve all had, I’m so glad to have live music back and spread some positivity.

‘I love my job. As long as I put a smile on people’s faces, it’s a happy day.’ 

Lucy Atterbury, who was at the front of the crowd at the concert, said: ‘Peter was amazing from the start.

Peter (pictured) said he has been overwhelmed by people's response on social media after hundreds of people flocked to the comments to celebrate him

Peter (pictured) said he has been overwhelmed by people’s response on social media after hundreds of people flocked to the comments to celebrate him

‘He started chatting to everyone and making sure we were all okay as the place filled up. They started playing background music. Once the acts came on he was incredible.

‘He would dance along to all the support acts but would be there within seconds if anyone needed him whether that was us just needing a drink of water or helping someone find her kids.’

Anne-Marie featured on Clean Bandit’s ‘Rockabye’, featuring Sean Paul, which peaked at number one and spent years touring with Rudimental.

The pop star was nominated for four awards at the 2019 Brit Awards, including Best British Female Solo Artist., and she has also been a coach on the tenth series of The Voice UK. 

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