Good lunch, Emma? Nanny McPhee actress, 60, does the Crouch-bot as she dances home after drinking in pub near her Hampstead home

Her Oscar-winning versatility has seen her play an eccentric professor in the Harry Potter movies and a governess with mystical powers in Nanny McPhee.

But now Dame Emma Thompson has been rehearsing her ‘Crouch-Bot’ – the bizarre robotic dance adopted by former England striker Peter Crouch as a goal celebration.

Emma, 60, was spotted doing the hilarious moves on the way home from the pub after spending a couple of hours drinking wine with a female friend.

Emma, 60, was spotted doing the hilarious moves on the way home from the pub after spending a couple of hours drinking wine with a female friend
Dame Emma Thompson has been rehearsing her ‘Crouch-Bot’ – the bizarre robotic dance adopted by former England striker Peter Crouch as a goal celebration

Dame Emma Thompson has been rehearsing her ‘Crouch-Bot’ – the bizarre robotic dance adopted by former England striker Peter Crouch as a goal celebration

An onlooker at the historic Holly Bush tavern, near the star’s home in Hampstead, North London, said she was ‘putting her heart and soul into the moves’ when she left the premises.

‘They were drinking rosé for a couple of hours on a lovely Sunday and were very merry,’ said the pub-goer. 

‘But when Emma got outside, she just went into the robot dance, copying move for move the Peter Crouch version – and she was certainly more natural than Theresa May!’

Her Oscar-winning versatility has seen her play an eccentric professor in the Harry Potter movies and a governess with mystical powers in Nanny McPhee
Perhaps this was Emma’s personal tribute to Crouch, the 6ft 7in former Stoke and Tottenham striker, who last week announced his retirement from the game at the age of 38
Emma, 60, was spotted doing the hilarious moves on the way home from the pub after spending a couple of hours drinking wine with a female friend

As Dancing Dame Emma proceeded home, she became more expansive in her moves as these exclusive pictures show – skipping away in gold sandals, pink shirt and blue shorts

The PM received a mixed reception when she awkwardly strutted on to the stage to the sound of Abba’s Dancing Queen at last year’s Tory Conference.

But as Dancing Dame Emma proceeded home, she became more expansive in her moves as these exclusive pictures show – skipping away in gold sandals, pink shirt and blue shorts.

Perhaps this was Emma’s personal tribute to Crouch, the 6ft 7in former Stoke and Tottenham striker, who last week announced his retirement from the game at the age of 38.

Two step: Emma’s friend joins in the fun. An onlooker at the historic Holly Bush tavern, near the star’s home in Hampstead, North London, said Thompson was ‘putting her heart and soul into the moves’ when she left the premises

Two step: Emma’s friend joins in the fun. An onlooker at the historic Holly Bush tavern, near the star’s home in Hampstead, North London, said Thompson was ‘putting her heart and soul into the moves’ when she left the premises

Emma Thompson does the Crouch-bot as she dances home after drinking in pub

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