Greatest Dancer reveals Bananas in Pyjamas are together in real life

Sam Warner
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From Digital Spy

The Greatest Dancer viewers got a massive dose of nostalgia on tonight's (January 12) episode thanks to one of the acts.

Mark Short took to the show to try and earn a place beyond the big mirror, though that came after we learned an amazing fact about him.

As well as being a dancer for most of his life, Mark revealed that he played one of the bananas in Bananas in Pyjamas at one point. Yes, really.

If that wasn’t amazing enough, the man who played the other banana, Ashley, has now been his partner for a few decades. Incredible.

"I was one of the Bananas in Pyjamas. I was B1 and my partner was B2, and 26 years later we're still together," he revealed in the VT.

Viewers at home absolutely loved this news, one writing: "Oh my god him and his man used to be the bananas in pyjamas this is absolutely ICONIC. I love them."

Another added: "B1 and B2 from bananas in pyjamas are a couple for 26 years! That has made my day."

However, it wasn’t good news in the end for Mark as the audience didn’t give him enough votes to make it through with his dance to Jamiroquai's 'Canned Heat'.

Despite this burning injustice, Mark remained upbeat afterwards, saying: "Dancing is about making yourself happy and other people happy. I just want to carry on dancing and have fun."

We are not worthy, B1.

The Greatest Dancer airs on BBC One.

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