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Dancing zombies took over London this Halloween as part of global performance

London's Covent Garden was turned into a graveyard over the weekend as zombies put on their dancing shoes to take part in a performance alongside thousands across the world

Over the weekend zombies raised from their graves and shook off the cobwebs to take part in the 10th annual 'Thrill The World' global performance in London.

On Saturday, October 31 at exactly 11pm, around 35 performers gathered in Covent Garden to perform Michael Jackson's iconic 'Thriller' routine, at the same time as thousands across the world, including in Austria, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur.

"The event was fun and exciting" Thrill The World London's Communications Zombie, Maria Law, told getwestlondon.

She said "The crowd were amazing, great atmosphere and helped count us". Around one thousand people gathered to help dancers count down to the beginning of the performance, to ensure the same start time as other groups from across the world.

Around 35 dancers took part this year in London(Image: Facebook/ThrillTheWorldLondon)
Zombies in London(Image: TBW/ Thrill the World London)

Alongside raising money for charity, the event also aims to encourage anyone and everyone to get involved in dancing. It's all about "bringing people together" through dance, says one of the event organisers, Boogie.

Zombies are set to take over London as part of a global performance this Halloween

She says "The whole event is about the world coming together and dancing at the same time."

Around 35 dancers took park this year in London(Image: TBW/ Thrill the World London)
One of the zombies at the performance on Saturday(Image: TBW/ Thrill the World London)
It was the 10th annual global performance(Image: TBW/ Thrill the World London)

Taking to social media, Thrill The World London thanked those involved.

It was the 10th annual performance worldwide, with those involved from across the globe, sharing their experience on Twitter.

And whilst the event is over for another year, plans are already in place to make the performance next year even bigger and better. It will be London's 10th year and the 11th performance worldwide.

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Kim Blank as a zombie in the original 'Thriller' video(Image: Thrill The World London)

Next year, Thrill The World London have plans to work with one of the dancers in the original 'Thriller' Video, Kim Blank, who says she is "putting together an original Thriller choreography workshop for all of you MJ fans in London, next year".

And as always, anyone and everyone is encouraged to take part.

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