STRICTLY Come Dancing BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker as this year’s eighth contestants.
His BBC co-host Louise Minchin left open-mouthed when Dan appeared via video link to share his secret having had no idea the announcement was happening, exclaiming: “There’s nothing in the running order!”
She was confused as she watched a video teasing the new contestant, and when Dan appeared on screen she shrieked: “I don’t believe it – Mr Walker! Oh wow, congratulations!”
Louise went on: “What I’m really annoyed about is nobody’s told me anything, Dan – I should have guessed, I can’t believe it!”
Dan was incredibly apologetic – insisting he’d only told “a small circle”, and his kids only found out at the weekend. He added: “I’m very sorry, I was told it’d make good telly if we didn’t tell you.”
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