Theresa May Dancing At School Is The Most Awkward Thing You'll See Today

Theresa May's done something awkward again. Yep, not content with anecdotes about running through fields of wheat or confirming her reputation as the world's worst curtseyer, now she's gone and shown she can't dance for toffee, either:

The video was posted to Twitter by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in South Africa, where she was visiting children at the ID Mkhize Senior Secondary in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

According to the Mirror, May was there to announce a scheme that would boost foreign students' education, which was opening up to 100 more of 'Africa's brightest young people'.

At the school, she then told kids during their assembly: "Can I thank all those young people who were involved in the performances outside who welcomed me?"

Naturally, as soon as the footage hit the internet, comments have been coming in thick and fast from social media users, with many going for the inevitable 'Maybot' dig:

"Robot stuck in reverse!" one person said.

"Omgggg maybot walk," another wrote.

"I think someone forgot to oil her?" someone else said.

Another person said that it looked as though the 'Maybot is malfunctioning', adding: "Word has is she's off to see a Nigerian Prince about a large sum of money stuck in a bank. All she has to do is pay him a small deposit for processing...[sic]"

Others used it to take a stab at her leadership prowess - or lack thereof.

"Comes to something when her dance moves are better than her PM moves," someone tweeted.

"Her dance moves are as inept as her leadership and Tory world view!" another said.

One person harked back to another of her awkward habits - curtseying badly.

They wrote: "Just when you think nothing can be more excruciating to watch following the numerous curtsies, she tops it with this."

Some people, meanwhile, tried to defend May - calling on others to be 'less cynical'.

One person wrote: "No - it's a fantastic welcome - she is a happy woman to be so well received by the children of that school and she is joining in with them - why can't we all be less cynical?"

Another commented: "Good on the Prime Minister for getting into the swing of things in South Africa!"

But there's no denying that it's a bit of a painful watch, right?

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Featured Image Credit: Twitter/DIRCO South Africa

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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