Moonwalk recordbreaker?

A MEXICAN cleaner who has performed in front of some of the biggest names in showbiz wants to set a spectacular new record here in Weston

A MEXICAN cleaner who has performed in front of some of the biggest names in showbiz wants to set a spectacular new record here in Weston.Alejandro Arias, who now lives in Locking Road, is aiming to continuously moonwalk forwards for 12 hours on the Grand Pier.The 38-year-old, who was born in Mexico City but moved to Weston two years ago, says he has already approached the owners of the tourist attraction on the seafront to ask if he can try to set the new Guinness world record there.Alejandro, who works for a number of cleaning firms around town and also holds salsa classes at Worle Community Centre in Lawrence Road, has recently appeared on television on both Britain's Got Talent in front of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan and Dance X with Bruno Tonioli and Arlene Phillips.The former cruise ship entertainer, who moved to England to live with his wife Eloise, said: "At the age of 12 I started to dance but it was just for fun at the beginning."When I turned 16 I started performing with different groups on stage in Mexico."Over the years my style of dancing has become a fusion of things like salsa and jazz."Now I want to do this moonwalk and I want any money left over after the Guinness' fee is paid to go to a Weston charity. For people who perhaps cannot walk and do things like I do."It is my way of saying how much I care about their condition."Alejandro, who also reached the finals of the UK Salsa Championships in 2006, now needs to find somewhere to practice his moonwalking.In order to know his record bid will work he will have to have a couple of trial runs and also raise the £300 needed for Guinness' fee.If anyone can help him find somewhere to practice they can call him on 07775 529498.


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