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  • 17 January 2013, 13:42

Gran, 61, takes up pole dancing

Sun Fengqin /Europics

A 61-year-old grandmother has become massive hit in China - as the country's oldest pole dancer.

Sun Fengqin took up the raunchy hobby after looking for a new type of exercise when she got bored with tai chi.

Now millions of viewers have watched the gran-of-four grind through her gyrating routines either on TV or online.

"I can never say no to an audience because I love pole dancing and I love being on a stage," said Sun at her home in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, eastern China.

But she says some friends and family have shunned her because of pole dancing's association with China's sex industry.

"A friend I had known for 20 years told me I wasn't welcome any more because I might corrupt her children," explained Sun.

Her long suffering husband Cui added: "I can't say I am 100 per cent happy and I'd rather she did yoga, but I will always support her."

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