Hash Tap: Hannah Goodhall and Natalie Coolledge celebrate Got To Dance success (video)
Hessle's own comedy tap duo Hash Tap are celebrating after their success on Sky1's Got To Dance.
Hannah Goodhall and Natalie Coolledge, both 23, are through to the shortlist for the semi-finals of the TV talent show after wowing the judges with their hilarious horse-riding routine.
Galloping on to the stage to Rossini's William Tell Overture, the girls had the audience in stitches.The pair, who both teach at schools and dance studios in Hull, watched themselves on the small screen surrounded by friends and family.
Hannah said: "Our families came round to my house and squashed together in two rooms to watch the show.
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"We had a buffet and it was so strange seeing ourselves on TV. My teeth looked huge; my friends say they look like slices of bread because they're so square!At the beginning of the show we all screamed when a clip came on with us dancing, I couldn't believe how bright my hair was but it was really funny.
"Our families were cheering and, after the routine, our Twitter and Facebook accounts were going crazy with new followers and friend requests."
The pair, who used to be dance rivals, have known each other almost 20 years but only became friends about seven years ago through their love of pranks.Hannah said Natalie is the "best tap dancer" she knows and signed the act up to the show without telling her, but she was soon persuaded.
Hannah's dad Brian had not seen the routine, which they only had a week to perfect, until he watched it on TV and said he was "really proud" of his daughter.
hannah said: "My mum had seen clips of it on my phone but not the full thing. She thought we were really funny and we did our families proud."
Ex-Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt tried to copy the pair's Hull accent as they fell about laughing.Hannah said: "It didn't say we were from Hull but it was pretty obvious and everyone was rooting for us at home.
"It was so funny when Kimberly tried to do our accent and we think we are an inspiration to people in Hull.
"The judges asked us where we got the inspiration from for the dance and it was just because my mum, Melanie, has two horses and she loves them.
"She has a lot of horse-riding gear, so we thought it would be easier. We didn't need to buy costumes for the audition."
Natalie, who works as a teaching assistant at Hull's Adelaide Primary School, said her mum, Ann, and siblings were equally proud of her for getting through to the semi-final shortlist
"On photographs I didn't think I looked too big, but on TV, I was huge," Natalie laughed."I also look like I'm asleep sometimes but I think we did really well. It was such a brilliant experience for both of us.
"When we found out we'd got through I was nearly crying like a baby. It was a great moment.
"It's brilliant to get this far and who knows what will happen at the end of the auditions?
"We would love to get through to the final 30 and compete in the semi-final.
"We've had lots of lovely comments from our students, too."
Natalie said before Christmas the pair didn't tell any of the children they were auditioning, which resulted in a shock for many who tuned in to Sky1.
"When we got through, Hannah was waving her arms about like 'everyone loves me', it was so funny," she said."We can't wait for the next stage of the competition and hopefully deciding what we will do for the next round."