VIDEO: Forget Strictly... Elvis superfan Ruth Nelson shows Bolton shoppers some real dancing skills

The Bolton News: Ruth Nelson dancing to "Elvis" in Bolton town centre today Ruth Nelson dancing to "Elvis" in Bolton town centre today

GRAB your blue suede shoes, because the King has come to Bolton - and so has his biggest fan.

Johnny Elvis got Victoria Square rocking this afternoon when he played an impromptu set for the Christmas shoppers.

And no-one was more pleased than Elvis super-fan Ruth Nelson, who stuck around to dance with him as he performed some of his famous tunes.

The 64-year-old from Great Lever has hundreds of items of Elvis memorabilia in her house – from cups to clocks, framed pictures and tea towels.

Ruth said: “I was in the town centre to pay my council tax and go for a coffee when I saw him.

“He said he’s come from America to play here, but I think he’s only come from Stockport.

“He’s very good. My favourite tune is The Wonder of You, as you can put other people’s names in it especially around this time of year.

“It would be good if we could get more tribute acts into the square – like Cliff Richard and Robbie Williams. They could raise money for charity too.”

Johnny Elvis said he was enjoying playing a few songs for the lovely ladies of Bolton.

He said: “I’m pleased to be playing in Bolton, it reminds me of Mississippi.

“Some people say I have died – we just keep that quiet, u’huh.”


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3:59pm Tue 10 Dec 13

LordLeverhulme says...

And thus it came to be...
local news is dead. RIP
And thus it came to be... local news is dead. RIP LordLeverhulme

5:36pm Tue 10 Dec 13

GoneNow says...

That's three good reasons why I don't shop in Bolton
That's three good reasons why I don't shop in Bolton GoneNow

6:20pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Beyond News Forum says...

Reminds him of Missed-Opportunities in reality.
Reminds him of Missed-Opportunities in reality. Beyond News Forum

6:29pm Tue 10 Dec 13

steveG says...

Oh dear - best stay indoors.
Oh dear - best stay indoors. steveG

10:00pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Bert_Anchovy says...

As the circulation plummets, some "reporter" deems this a story!!!!!!!
As the circulation plummets, some "reporter" deems this a story!!!!!!! Bert_Anchovy

5:38am Wed 11 Dec 13

127001 says...

I heard Cliff Morris joined in later (big Elvis fan)
I heard Cliff Morris joined in later (big Elvis fan) 127001

8:58am Wed 11 Dec 13

Malcolm Tucker says...

I guess 'tongue in cheek' is entirely lost on you lot!

Don't be cruel! ;)
I guess 'tongue in cheek' is entirely lost on you lot! Don't be cruel! ;) Malcolm Tucker

8:59am Wed 11 Dec 13

filthy6 says...

Elvis has left the precinct
Elvis has left the precinct filthy6

9:20am Wed 11 Dec 13

mavisowl says...

Bloody fantastic put me in the party mood
Bloody fantastic put me in the party mood mavisowl

10:06am Wed 11 Dec 13

LordLeverhulme says...

The girl is obviously 3 slices short of a full loaf.. but hey.. lets mock her on a 'professional journalism' website.
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Good work there by the 'politics reporter'
The girl is obviously 3 slices short of a full loaf.. but hey.. lets mock her on a 'professional journalism' website. . Good work there by the 'politics reporter' LordLeverhulme

2:03pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Sleddog says...

With all the doom and gloom swirling around Bolton, this story is like a breath of fresh air!
LordlLeverhulme, this woman isn't "3 slices short of a full loaf" . She is the full loaf and it seems to me she knows just how to make a healthy sandwich too boot!
Stolen car crashes, suspicious house fires, major drug busts, insane taxes, low employment.....ummmm
m yea....you lot should be thankful someone has given you a reason to dance or at least the chance to read about someone who is sane enough to hear the music!
With all the doom and gloom swirling around Bolton, this story is like a breath of fresh air! LordlLeverhulme, this woman isn't "3 slices short of a full loaf" . She is the full loaf and it seems to me she knows just how to make a healthy sandwich too boot! Stolen car crashes, suspicious house fires, major drug busts, insane taxes, low employment.....ummmm m yea....you lot should be thankful someone has given you a reason to dance or at least the chance to read about someone who is sane enough to hear the music! Sleddog

5:31pm Wed 11 Dec 13

LordLeverhulme says...

Full loaf ??
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Yeah... cos completely sane people just start doing a dance on their own in the middle of Victoria Square ALL THE TIME.
Full loaf ?? . Yeah... cos completely sane people just start doing a dance on their own in the middle of Victoria Square ALL THE TIME. LordLeverhulme

7:34pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Jack Smethurst says...

I was lucky enough to see this fella play his music for the shoppers of Bolton, and i must say i thoroughly enjoyed every minute i watched and listened. I really don't understand all the negative commenting. In these days of recession and hardship this kind of street entertainment is really needed to lift peoples spirits.

Regarding the negative comments about the lady that was dancing, i reckon if everyone took a leaf out of her book, the world would be a much brighter place.

Street entertainers are always frowned upon for some reason, i'd like to hear your thoughts regarding why this is so?
I was lucky enough to see this fella play his music for the shoppers of Bolton, and i must say i thoroughly enjoyed every minute i watched and listened. I really don't understand all the negative commenting. In these days of recession and hardship this kind of street entertainment is really needed to lift peoples spirits. Regarding the negative comments about the lady that was dancing, i reckon if everyone took a leaf out of her book, the world would be a much brighter place. Street entertainers are always frowned upon for some reason, i'd like to hear your thoughts regarding why this is so? Jack Smethurst

4:37pm Mon 16 Dec 13

mavisowl says...

Johnny elvis eats at love 2 eat 484 halliwell rd and is always up for a sing song for his fans :)
Johnny elvis eats at love 2 eat 484 halliwell rd and is always up for a sing song for his fans :) mavisowl

7:26pm Thu 19 Dec 13

smiley11 says...

Johnny Elvis is an excellent singer and entertainer! I've heard him sing in town and he always puts a smile on everyone's faces! For those who have posted negative comments: would you rather read about war, murder and other negativity or read about someone who brings happiness and positivity to peoples lives? I know what I prefer!
Johnny Elvis is an excellent singer and entertainer! I've heard him sing in town and he always puts a smile on everyone's faces! For those who have posted negative comments: would you rather read about war, murder and other negativity or read about someone who brings happiness and positivity to peoples lives? I know what I prefer! smiley11

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