Adam Prowse, the dancing postie, has gained internet stardom and an army of fans after a video of him dancing while delivering mail goes viral
A dancing postie who moves like Michael Jackson has become an internet cult hero – and won an army of admiring female fans.
Adam Prowse, 34, of Torquay, cavorts with customers as he delivers their mail on his round in Exeter, Devon.
A video of the postie strutting his stuff with one customer was watched 1.5 million times online last week.
Captioned ‘Some say Adam Prowse delivers in style’, the video clip shows former barman Adam improvising some solo free-style steps after climbing out of his van.
As Jackson’s ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ plays on the van stereo, customer Nichola Sullings joins him in gyrating wildly before he takes her hand and twirls her around.
Mid dance, the postie hands her a parcel and the prancing pair continue showing off moves until he is back in his Royal Mail vehicle.
Female viewers have been raving about Adam’s performance and saying they wished other postmen were as much fun.
Kathryn Lawrence wrote: “Can’t stop watching this!! Well done that man. You would make my day if you turned up at my work and did this!!! Lol x”
Lisa Watson said: “Wish he worked at our office” while Melanie Micklethwaite said: “Lush xx the last postman I saw had a fag in his mouth. I’d rather have you dance on my door step. Xxxx”
Adam, who is practising his moonwalk, said: “I have always been an extrovert and have been dancing while delivering for several months now.
“It all started one day when I had the stereo on in the van and was moving a bit. Nichola started dancing, so I danced with her and now we do it every day.
“I worked as a barman for a long time and I had one manager who paid me extra to get up and dance free style on the bar for half an hour.
“If I have an audience it is perfect for me. I cannot dance with everyone or it would take all day to do my round but there are certain customers you get to know who like to have a laugh.
“Being a postman is a good job, going out and about meeting people and getting some exercise and dancing is just having a bit of fun that brightens up people’s day.
“My moves are not bad but I am not sure I can pull off a proper moonwalk yet.”
Adam said that the response from women to the 40-second clip captured by a workmate had been “flattering” and that his fiancee Amy Scott was “seeing the funny side”.
He said: “The comments have made me laugh. Most people say they wish I were their postman, which makes me feel quite good.
“The interest from women is all very flattering but Amy is the only girl for me and she knows it. She has to live with me and puts up with me full time, poor girl.
“She knows what I am like and is seeing the funny side of the video.
“The funny thing is that I have never spoken to Nichola properly. We just have a quick little boogie and then she takes the mail off me.”
Nichola, 57, of Exeter, said that she relies on Adam for her “daily exercise” and that all her friends and colleagues are jealous of her “great postie”.
She said: “I tell them that I am just going out to dance with my postman but none of them believed me until the video.
“If I had known I was being filmed I would have shaken my tail feathers a little more.
“I am a very happy person who laughs a lot anyway. When Adam delivers my parcels, I sashay out to meet him and it is one of the highlights of my day.”
Royal Mail spokeswoman Val Bodden said: “Adam is a great entertainer, who brightens up our customers’ day as he delivers their mail.
“As well as putting a smile on people’s faces, he is a hard worker who is good at his job.
“It is a pleasure to have him working for us.”
But not everyone is willing a trend of dancing posties to take off.
Viewer Doug McEwan wrote: “My postie is a great guy but I would not want to dance with him!”