Kevin Bacon is Footloose again

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London - Kevin Bacon recreated his iconic 'Footloose' dance scenes on 'The Tonight Show'.

The 55-year-old actor marked the 30th anniversary of the film's release by launching into a step-by-step routine of his most famous toe-tapping moments as teenager Ren McCormack during his appearance on the chat show Friday night.

The age-defying star proved he still had the moves in the special segment set up by host Jimmy Fallon.

Drawing boos from the studio audience, the presenter introduced Kevin by saying: “This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of his most beloved films, 'Footloose'. Which reminds me, I should quickly mention that dancing has been outlawed on the tonight show.”

Holding up a scroll emblazoned with the strict decree, Jimmy added: “It's official guys, it's a bummer, but rules are rules!”

The programme then cut to Kevin, who was watching behind-the-scenes from his dressing room.

The incredulous star announced, “Jump back. This is 'The Tonight Show' - there has to be dancing!”, and proceeded to recreate his famous dance number to the classic soundtrack of 'Never'.

The father-of-two's performance was pitch perfect, even puffing on a cigarette and taking a swig from a bottle of booze before smashing it against the wall - just as his character did in the iconic warehouse scene.

Joined by backing dancers, he shimmied through the hallways of the 'Tonight Show' studio and emerged in front of the audience, clad in a vintage maroon tuxedo.

Shouting his infamous line, “Let's dance!, Kevin launched into a show-stopped finale of Footloose's titular track to rapturous applause. - Bang Showbiz

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