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John Travolta performs dance routine so bizarre it’s been 'pulled' from Italian TV

Emily Brown

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John Travolta performs dance routine so bizarre it’s been 'pulled' from Italian TV

Featured Image Credit: RAI

John Travolta has performed a fair few dance moves in his time, but he recently threw some shapes that were apparently so bizarre they've been removed from Italian TV altogether.

From shimmying his hips in Grease to showing off his best disco moves in Saturday Night Fever, Travolta has proven he's got good rhythm.

He seems to have stopped dancing as much in some of his more recent movies, but at 69 years old, Travolta proved this week that he's not slowing down.

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The actor appeared in front of the cameras on Wednesday (7 February) as he attended the Sanremo Music Festival; Italy's biggest music event of the year.

He appeared as a special guest on a broadcast of the event and received a warm welcome before being asked a few questions.

However, this was no ordinary interview.

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Not long after he arrived, Travolta was asked to recreate some of his most iconic dance moves, including the 'You Never Can Tell' scene from Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

The Grease star was also invited to take a stroll through the crowd to the tune of the Bee Gees song 'Saturday Night Fever', but organizers didn't want to stop there.

John Travolta didn't look overly enthusiastic about the dance. Credit: RAI
John Travolta didn't look overly enthusiastic about the dance. Credit: RAI

Instead of returning to the stage, Travolta was led outside the venue, where he was greeted by numerous dancers wearing huge yellow duck costumes.

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He was then shown the moves to 'Il Ballo Del Qua Qua' - a song about a dancing duck which you might know better as the 'chicken dance'.

Travolta obliged in joining in with the dance, but he reportedly declined to wear an orange beak that would have helped him fit in with his fellow dancers.

Viewers watching the show live were left entirely baffled by the scene, with many taking to X to share their confusion.

"Am I hallucinating? Why is John Travolta doing the duck dance on live television?," one person wrote.

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Viewers were left baffled by Travolta's moves. Credit: RAI
Viewers were left baffled by Travolta's moves. Credit: RAI

Another commented: "still very confused as to why john travolta was there and did the chicken/duck(??) dance."

Clips of Travolta's version of the dance are still doing the rounds online, but local media has reported that the actor denied Italian state TV permission to further broadcast scenes of him performing the dance.

The actor has not yet commented publicly on the matter, but there now seems to be no trace of his duck dance on the TV or social media channels of broadcaster RAI.

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In a press conference, the show's co-presenter claimed Travolta was 'aware of everything' that was going to happen and 'agreed on anything [they] did beforehand'.

UNILAD has contacted representatives for Travolta for comment.

Topics: Celebrity, Music, Film and TV, Viral

Emily Brown
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