HAIR’S TO DAPHNE: Daphne Partridge, of Telarah, with her hairdresser Robert Threlfo. Picture: Simone De Peak.She’s 93, soon to be94, loves to get her hair “tizzed” and enjoys a goodjitterbug.
He’s 73, has recently beatenstomach and bowel cancer and,boy, does he know how tocha cha.
Meet Daphne Partridge and Robert Threlfo, the couple whose video has gone viral after it made national television this week.
The pair was filmed at Maitland’s Inspirations Hair Design recently cutting a mean rug on the salon floor after Robert had just finished styling his long-time client’s hair.Salon manager Kira Ryan captured on video the moment Daphne asked Robert to dance to Elvis’ Blue Suede Shoes.She sent the videoto Nine Network’s Today program and byTuesday afternoon it had received 218,000 views, 12,000 likes and 1500shares.
Salon owner,Mr Threlfo’s daughter Helen Stuckings, said the dancing duo wasgobsmacked with the reaction to thesalon salsa.
Daphne, of Telarah, loves dancing and often turns on the music at home and dances while she does the housework.
“I just can’t stop. I love to dance,” she said.
“I’m so surprised at how people have responded to the video. It’s just a wonderful thing to be able to dance.”
The mother of two, grandmother of four and great grandmother of six said her secret to a long and happy life was simple. “My husband John never goes out without me and we never have a cross word.” But this feel good story doesn’t end there.
Last year Robertwas diagnosed with bowel andstomach cancer.After intense chemotherapy, major surgery and a weight loss of 40 kilograms, Robert is back at the salon two days a week and, like Daphne, loving life.