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Daniel O'Donnell makes waves with new 'tropical' music video

Daniel O'Donnell is seen hula dancing, surfing and befriending pirates and mermaids in the music video

DANIEL O'Donnell has caused a social media storm with a new music video featuring him dancing in a Hawaiian hula skirt.

Six years after he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, the crooner is strutting his dance moves once again in a video to accompany the cover of Jimmy Buffett’s Down at The Lah De Dah.

Embracing the spirit of the song, O'Donnell (59) is seen hula dancing, surfing and befriending pirates and mermaids, thanks to some hilarious animations.

The video, which was premiered on YouTube last week and has already been viewed thousands of times, begins with the Kincasslagh singer appearing in striped pyjamas, longingly dreaming of a tropical getaway.

Filmed in the Donegal County Council Offices in Dungloe, the star is seen tucking himself into bed before appearing in a tropical landscape, where he surfs and dances in a Hawaiian hula skirt.

It is part of his new album, Daniel O'Donnell 60, which has been released to mark his 60th birthday in December.

Fans of the singer, who has sold more than 10 million records over the course of his 40-year career, have described the video as the "best thing to ever come out of Ireland".

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