Back in April, a 35-year-old British woman named Ellie Cole was dancing at a bus stop, grooving to the Alesha Dixon song "Knock Down." As Cole shook her hips, bobbed her head, and deployed a sassy hand wave, all the while she was being filmed by a woman in the cafe across the street. The subsequent video was uploaded to YouTube under the title "Eastleigh's Got Talent," with Cole's moves set to the ABBA hit "Dancing Queen," and as of this writing, it's racked up well over a million views and counting.
This is the sort of story that might have resulted with Cole upset over her privacy being overturned as she became an unwitting YouTube viral sensation, but I'm pleased to report there's been a surprisingly happy outcome to her newfound fame. Ellie Cole, Bus Stop Dancer Extraordinaire, has been offered a part in the new musical AH Men at the prestigious Point Theatre in her hometown of Eastleigh.