It had to happen. Whether your intro to twerking was Miley Cyrus writhing around the MTV VMA Awards, the news that the word had been added to the OED or even its origins as an accompaniment to NYC hip hop movement, bounce, there's just no getting away from this booty-shaking dance.
Thus, the UK Twerking Championships are finally upon us. Thrusting their derrières around will be a selection of brave solo twerkers and duos from across the country, competing for cash prizes. And if think you've got the moves to match Miley you can get involved too – email a vid of a recent twerkout to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you're over 18, that is. As for the night of the championships, mercifully, you won't see increasingly awful human being and 'singer' Robin Thicke up on stage, offering himself as a sweaty, stripey pillar of obscenity against which to twerk. Small mercies and all that. Music on the night comes from MC Fontz and Chuckie Online – expect plenty of hip hop and R&B.
NOTE: Rescheduled from July 10 to Aug 14.