A FOOTBALL fan nicknamed The Mackem Mover suffered a heart attack after dancing for the cameras of a television show.

Sunderland supporter Steve Tuner, who found fame after he was seen dancing in the crowd at a football game, was taken to hospital during filming for Sky One’s Got to Dance show.

Watch the Mackem Mover take on the Geordie Dancer on Soccer Am

The father-of-two needed surgery, but has since made a speedy recovery and is back dancing.

Mr Tuner, 48, had made it through the preliminary auditions of the show, which is hosted by Davina McCall.

He earned a standing ovation and three gold stars from the judges – former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, actor Adam Garcia and Ashley Banjo, the choreographer for former winners Diversity.

He became ill when TV crews went to his home in Stanley, County Durham, to film the result of whether or not he would make it to the finals.

Mr Tuner, father to Scott, 16, and Vanessa, 15, said: “I did a bit of a dance for them in the kitchen and then we sat down on the sofa to have a chat.

“I started feeling really bad, like someone was running two needles up and down both arms.

“They rushed me into hospital and operated on me within an hour-and-a-half.”

Surgeons inserted a small tube into the blood vessel that had collapsed causing the heart attack.

The call centre worker said: “I do not think I will get to the finals now.

“To be on a dance stage being recognised purely for my dancing rather than just being a mental Sunderland fan; to get that recognition was great.”