April 22, 2020 5.00 pm This story is over

Lincoln Morrisons staff record uplifting ‘Amarillo’ dance video for Peter Kay challenge

A welcome break after a busy shift

Seven staff members from Morrisons in Lincoln stomped and danced along to Tony Christie’s ‘Is This The Way to Amarillo’ after a gruelling shift at the Tritton Road supermarket.

Comedian Peter Kay is recreating his iconic Comic Relief music video and is looking for people to film themselves marching and dancing to the original track with the hashtag #BigNightAmarillo. Those entering will be in with a chance of making the final video for BBC’s Big Night In, which will be played on the live show on April 23.

Becky-Jayne Ritchie, 34, who is a customer assistant at Morrisons, took part in their attempt along with Zoe Smith and five other colleagues. They filmed the video after the store had closed at around 11pm.

Becky, whose husband is also a key worker working as a postman, told The Lincolnite: “After seeing Peter Kay’s bid to recreate his Amarillo video on social media including key workers, I thought it might be a good idea for me and my colleagues to get involved.

“As you can imagine working in supermarkets since the beginning of lockdown has been extremely difficult for staff and has put a lot of pressure on us all to keep shelves stocked, and customer’s satisfied, whilst still following social distancing measures.

“Although at times things have been unbearable, staff and managers have all pulled together and made the best we can of a really bad situation. I’m very proud to work as part of a great team.”

Meanwhile, staff at HMT St Hugh’s Hospital in Grimsby also filmed an uplifting ‘Amarillo’ video.


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