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Tonioli shows Lineker a few moves

Gary Lineker has been coached by Strictly Come Dancing's Bruno Tonioli for a new Walkers advert.

In the campaign, the Match Of The Day host is transformed into a light-footed hoofer as he shows off his moves to The Weather Girls' hit It's Raining Men.

Dance judge Bruno trained the former football ace for a gruelling two-day shoot, which included sliding down a bannister and prancing over a potato cart.

As well as teaching him the moves, Bruno worked on his posture and provided words of encouragement.

In the ad, Gary is seen dancing in the middle of a heavy downpour as The Weather Girls' hit plays. Makers of the ad changed the lyric to It's Raining Ten to tie in with a promotion which enables people to win £10 by predicting where and when it will rain.

The new tongue-in-cheek Walkers Rainy Days advert is set to hit UK screens on Friday October 1.

Gary said: "I really enjoyed making the advert, despite the fact that I find dancing a bit tricky and it was made even harder by the fact that I was soaking wet the whole time."

And Bruno said his protege had performed well: "It's so different from what I'm used to - I'm used to working with professional dancers.

"Gary claims he's got two left feet, but once I'd whipped him into shape, he let himself go and unleashed the dancer inside. I was so proud."

The Walkers Rainy Days promotion runs until November at walkers.co.uk and the ads begin screening from October 1.

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