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BBC’s Dan Walker says he’s NOT doing Strictly Come Dancing – after accidentally saying he would be

BBC’s Dan Walker says he’s NOT doing Strictly Come Dancing – after accidentally saying he would be

BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker has confirmed he’s definitely not taking part in Strictly Come Dancing – after accidentally saying he would be. The host of Football Focus took to Twitter to reply to lots of rumours about his presence on the show, saying they were “not true.” However, a typo meant he sadly set fans into hysterical panic as he seemed to accidentally confirm he WOULD be taking part in the show. He tweeted: “Now then… the rumours are not true.

“I am 100% doing @bbcstrictly this year. Too busy with life, @BBCBreakfast, Football Focus & a new quiz on @BBCOne starting next month called #ChaseTheCase.” Despite trying to promote his new quiz and other shows, he left a very important word out of his tweet, and had to clear up the fact that he was definitely not going to take part. His fans went mad when they thought he might be in the show, but he quickly cleared up what happened.

He tweeted again: “Ooops! NOT DOING Quite an important word to miss out. I shall be watching from the safety of the sofa,” he tweeted later. Dan even confirmed the fact he wouldn’t be on the show again, adding #not at the end to affirm the truth. He is one of many rumoured to be joining the BBC show, with names such as Cheryl, Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts and Blue’s Lee Ryan, along with YouTube star Zoella’s brother, Joe Suggs.

Strictly 2018 line-up rumours At present, none of the potential line up have been confirmed, but Dan’s made sure to confirm his non-presence in the line up as definitely as possible. Along with Dan, stars Ben Shephard, Corrie’s Catherine Tyldesley and Maya Jama have ruled themselves out of the running for the show, while Michelle Keegan’s husband Mark Wright confirmed she too was “too busy with other projects” for the reality series. Strictly Come Dancing is set to return to the small screen in the autumn.


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