BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker joins Strictly 2021 and apologises to Louise Minchin

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BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker has officially joined the cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

The presenter appeared on the BBC morning programme on Tuesday morning to confirm the exciting news.

Appearing via a video link from his secret holiday location, Dan surprised co-star Louise Miinchin by revealing he's the eighth celebrity to join the BBC dancing competition line-up.

Host Jon Kay was in on the secret and told Louise and guest Katie McGlynn, who has also joined the Strictly line-up, to watch a teaser clip.

Louise and Hollyoaks star Katie failed to guess the identity from the black and white clip of a secret star making a cooked breakfast.

However, Dan later appeared on screen and Louise yelled: "I don't believe it, Mr Walker."

She continued: "What i'm really annoyed about is that nobody has told me anything. I should have guessed as you've been away and not here."

"Sorry about that Louise," Dan said before adding: "I've been busy with the Olympics and you know what it's like you've got to keep everything a very big secret when it comes to this programme.

"I actually only told me kids last weekend so they're not very happy with me either.

"I'm sorry I was told it would make good telly if we didn't tell you Louise."

Louise joked: "I'm never going to trust any of you again."

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