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Fact Check: The dancers in the video are real human beings and not robots

Vishvas News in its investigation found that this claim is false. Both the dancers seen in the video are real humans, not robots. The names of these two dancers are Abby Clancy and Aljaz Skorzenek.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: January 10, 2022

New Delhi (Vishvas News). A video is going viral these days on many social media platforms. In this viral video, two dancers can be seen performing. It is being claimed with the post that these two dancers are not real humans, but robots. Vishvas News found in its investigation that this claim is false. Both the dancers seen in the video are real humans, not robots.

What’s in the viral post?

It is being claimed with the viral video “This classical dance was created in China and broadcast at Shanghai Disneyland. They are not dancing artists, but robots made in China. The performance time is only about 5 minutes, but the waiting time for tickets is 4 hours, and the ticket price is 499 yuan. ($75) It is more complex than Japan’s and has perfect facial expressions. Both dancers are robots. They look so real that they cannot be distinguished from actual people.”

The archive link of this post can be found here.

Investigation

To investigate this video, we put this video in the InVid tool and extracted its keyframes. We then searched these keyframes on Google reverse image. We found the same video uploaded on 8th December 2013 on the verified YouTube channel of BBC. The description accompanying the video read “Abbey Clancy & Aljaz dance the Viennesse Waltz to ‘Delilah’ – Strictly Come Dancing – BBC One”. According to the post, the names of these dancers are Abbey Clancy and Aljaz.

We also found news about this video on bbc.co.uk. According to the news, the performers in the video, Abbey Clancy and Aljaz won the Strictly Come Dance show in 2013. According to the news, Abby Clancy is a TV presenter and model, and Aljaz is a professional dancer.

We contacted Elite Model Management, the company that manages Abbey Clancy, for confirmation. The company’s PR manager confirmed that the dancer in the video is Abby Clancy, who participated in the show in 2013 and won it.

This post was shared by a user named Mike Parker. The user has 254 friends on Facebook and is from Florida.

Conclusion: Vishvas News in its investigation found that this claim is false. Both the dancers seen in the video are real humans, not robots. The names of these two dancers are Abby Clancy and Aljaz Skorzenek.

  • Claim Review : This classical dance was created in China and broadcast at Shanghai Disneyland. They are not dancing artists, but robots made in China. The performance time is only about 5 minutes, but the waiting time for tickets is 4 hours, and the ticket price is 499 yuan
  • Claimed By : Zaby Macedo
  • Fact Check : False
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