Irish pensioner gives Taylor Swift a run for her money in brilliant Shake it Off lip sync video
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Irish pensioner gives Taylor Swift a run for her money in brilliant Shake it Off lip sync video

AN Irish pensioner has pulled of a dazzling Taylor Swift routine that would give the US pop star a run for her money. 

Margaret Gregory, 72, took the lead part in a brilliant video created at a New Zealand retirement home.

Proving you're never too old to have fun, 50 residents, staff and grandchildren at the Julia Wallace Retirement Village in Palmerston North spent a week making the hilarious tribute video to the tune of Swift's popular song Shake it Off.

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t4-n Each scene in the Shake it Off video was recreated

With an average ago of 82 and a combined age of more than 4,000 years, the retirees got full into the pop spirit for the lip sync music video.

t2-n Margaret centre stage

"It was filmed by our own in-house Ryman creative production team and the actual filming took five days with the cast being available almost all day," said Ryman Healthcare spokesperson Margot Boock.

"Some of the costumes including the ballet tutus were made by a resident of the village May Carter, who is also in her 80s."

T6-n More than 50 of the retirement village's residents, staff and grandchildren took part on the music video.

The Taylor Swift video is not the first venture for some of the retirment home's spritely residents.

Last year they made a Calendar Girls calendar with all proceed going to the Red Cross charity.

T5-n There were plenty of colourful costumes

Star of the show Margaret, now dubbed Tay Tay, is descended from the Hill family who came to New Zealand from Co. Antrim.

"My husband Gerald and I plan to go and visit Co. Antrim next year where I hope to find out more about my Hill family history," she said.

Margaret-n Margaret pictured sitting on one of the chairs her family brought with them from Ireland, behind her are two mini Oscar statues awarded to her and her husband Gerald on the premiere of the video.

Margaret’s great-grand-parents emigrated to New Zealand on the William Bryan, which brought the very first settlers to New Plymouth in March 1841.

There is an area in New Plymouth named Hillsborough after the Irish family.

Margaret’s grandfather was born in India during the journey and she has inherited some items that were brought with them on that trip.

T9-n Margaret dressed up like US pop star Taylor Swift

Watch the video here...