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Juncker was not mocking Theresa May's dancing, EU Commission says

Jean-Claude Juncker's on-stage shimmy in Brussels

EU COMMISION President Jean-Claude Juncker's on-stage shimmy in Brussels was not designed to poke fun at Theresa May - it has been claimed.

Mr Juncker started dancing upon hearing a short burst of music yesterday ahead of a speech at a Committee of the Regions event.

It followed Prime Minister Theresa May's dance onto the stage at the Tory conference last week to ABBA's Dancing Queen. Mrs May's unusual entrance was greeted by loud cheers from delegates.

Mr Juncker's similar moves yesterday sparked laughter and applause among some of those in attendance before he began his speech.

It was claimed by some that he was mocking Mrs May.

Later, a Commission spokesman said the improvised moves were "not directed at anyone" while reiterating Mr Juncker's previous comments that he has "great respect" for Mrs May.

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