UK singer Rita Ora has catapulted an Aussie businessman to international fame after sharing his breakdancing at the Prince’s Trust gala in New York over the weekend.
Lobbyist Ian Smith captured the star’s eye with his energetic dance moves as she performed her hit Praising You live for the first time.
Ora pleaded with the public to help her locate the man who “made” her night as she shared the video to her Tiktok.
The footage shows Mr Smith in a Tuxedo, swinging his arms to the music before he drops down onto the floor to perform the worm in front of a shocked Julie Bishop.
“Find him. I need him at every show,” she says in the Tiktok as her jaw drops while he dances.
“I need you in my life… are you kidding? Yes. Every one do this.”
The 57-year-old is the deputy chair of the event and was accompanied by his wife Natasha Stott Despoja, the former Australian Democrats leader.
Ms Despoja revealed she was married to “worm guy” on Twitter, praising the UK singer for being so “gracious” when they met.
Meanwhile Mr Smith joked that Ora was “more than welcome” for the dance move that he had been performing since he was 15.
“On the one hand you had the extraordinary talent of Rita, and on the other hand you had me,” he told the Financial Review.
“Most importantly, it was all for a great cause, supporting the work of His Majesty and the young people he helps around the world through the Prince’s Trust.”
The charity’s chair and former foreign minister Ms Bishop sparkled in a floor length cobalt gown as she hosted several Australian politicians including former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and wife Lucy.
They mingled with celebrities including actress Sienna Miller, supermodels Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, singer Lionel Richie and fellow Mr Smith fan, Kate Beckinsale.
The star studded event helped raise money for the charity that has assisted vulnerable youth since it was founded by the now-King Charles in 1976.
News Source: www.skynews.com.au