Isle Of Wight Ferry Firm’s ‘Dancing Jim’ Collects Tourism Award


Red Funnel’s “Dancing Jim” has been handed his Tourism Superstar award today (Monday), at the Visit England Awards For Excellence ceremony.

Scroll down for a video of Jim in action…

Credit: Visit Isle of Wight

Jim O’Reilly from Cowes has made a name for himself for dancing while he directs cars off the ferry in Southampton.

(Collage of screenshots from video by Visit Isle of Wight)

Last month, he beat nine others to be crowned winner of the Mirror Travel and VisitEngland competition.

Picking up his award today (Monday) he said he didn’t know where it would go:

“Hopefully on the mantlepiece at home, if my wife allows it. It certainly will take pride of place, wherever it ends up.

“It’s an incredible occasion. I’m truly honoured to be here. To get this award – it’s been absolutely fantastic. A really great day.”

See Jim in action here…