Video: We can Agadoo it says Great Yarmouth crowd

Hundreds of people danced to a 1980s novelty hit - but they will have to wait to find out if they have broken the world record.

Midday visitors to Great Yarmouth Market Place could boast they were taking part in a world record attempt - but definitely not the sort of mark Usain Bolt will be chasing at the 2012 Olympics.

Record chasers ranging in age from grandmas and granddads taking it easy on benches to livewire tots were all aiming to become the largest gathering of people dancing to the Black Lace hit Agadoo.

And after narrowly missing out on the world record for the most people dressed as Wally from the children's book Where's Wally last year, town centre manager Jonathan Newman had good reason to be confident this time.

This was after all, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the first time this record had been attempted.

Nevertheless, despite the presence of an eager crowd of 375 participants, there will still be a nervous three-week wait to find out whether record organisers Guinness acknowledge the feat.

He said: 'People have been registering that they took part and that proof, together with photographs, will be sent to Guinness as evidence for it to be ratified. That is when we will get our official certificate.'

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The Richardson's show team at Hemsby Beach holiday park whipped up the growing crowd into a frenzy with several riotous rehearsals.

Even some market stall holders could be seen joining in the movements to Ag-a-doo-doo-doo, push pineapple, shake the tree.

Proud granddad Peter Balls, of Bradwell, brought along grandson Evan Howell, three, who was visibly excited about taking part.

'He was practising all last night. We had it online,' said Mr Balls.

John Harbord, of Caister, was keeping his fingers crossed that his youngsters Lewis, seven, and Evie, two, would 'stay still long enough to take part'.

Sherry Fisher, of Gorleston, said she had been busy teaching the moves to her children Mia, six, Hayden, four and Megan, three.

Mr Newman said town centre traders had come up with the zany idea inspired by similar records that had been set for dancing to the Village People's classic YMCA and Michael Jackson's Thriller.

He said: 'After the Where's Wally attempt attracted 930 people this time last year, we had to go some to match that.

'We thought that dancing to Agadoo would work because people would not have to buy a costume and could simply turn up and take part.'

He said the success of the idea could be measured by the fact that the town centre was busy with shoppers from quite early on.

The Where's Wally gathering fell short by just 123 people after 930 Wallys crammed into the Market Place - the town needed 1,053 to beat the record held in America.

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