RED Funnel's dancing sensation Jim O’Reilly is still ushering passengers onto the boat in his own unique way, the cross-Solent ferry service has revealed.

In a post on Facebook, Red Funnel said: "A few of you have messaged us to ask if our Dancing Jim has still been dancing for the past few weeks.

"And the simple answer is ­— of course he has.

"Jim, along with the rest of our amazing team, are all working as hard as they can to keep the Island connected and supplied as safely as possible.

"It’s an understatement to say how challenging things are currently for all of us, both staff and customers, and sometimes things don't go as smoothly as we'd hope.

"But we can’t stress enough how far a smile goes these days, and how much we appreciate everyone’s support, patience and understanding through this difficult time.

"Stay home, stay safe, and hopefully you’ll all get to see Jim dance again soon."

Jim scooped the Visit England and Mirror newspaper's tourism superstar award­ in 2018.