Dan Walker’s surprise on Strictly spoiled Katie McGlynn’s Strictly debut.
On BBC Breakfast, Katie McGlynn was revealed as the seventh Strictly Come Dancing participant, but Dan Walker, who was revealed as the eighth celebrity, stole the show.
Katie McGlynn will be waltzing her way onto the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor, according to BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin. The former Coronation Street star admitted to being “very apprehensive” about the reveal and speculated on who she would be paired with. Viewers, on the other hand, believed Katie was overshadowed when host Jon Kay stated that another celebrity will be exposed on the episode.
The identity of the eighth competitor, who was making a full English breakfast, was teased in a black and white film.
As Louise glanced around, perplexed, Jon announced that Dan would be joining them via video link.
Louise was taken aback by the news and thought her co-host had “betrayed” her by keeping the secret from her for so long.
With viewers pointing out that he had upstaged Katie’s moment, the focus swiftly shifted from Katie to Dan.
“Absolutely destroyed her moment that, ffs #BBCBreakfast,” one Twitter user wrote.
“It was nasty and simply ignorant – the way Dan and Louise made the Strictly drum-roll all about them!! #bbcbreakfast is quite nasty.”
“I’m sure Katie was wishing she hadn’t bothered to show up. “#bbcbreakfast,” said a third.
“Katie gets a drum-roll & then is ignored…while Dan hogs the limelight #bbcbreakfast,” wrote another.
Katie said that she, too, had been kept in the dark about Dan’s news, saying, “I’m astonished, no one told me this morning.”
”It’s been so hard keeping it a secret, but I can finally say that I’m getting ready to shake my shimmy and become part of the Strictly family!” the Hollyoaks actor said of her decision to join: ”It’s been so hard keeping it a secret, but I can finally say that I’m getting ready to shake my shimmy and become part of the Strictly family!
“I’m not a dancer, but I’m really looking forward to learning a new talent on this crazy journey and can’t wait to wear some sequins.
“As an actress, I get to have a lot of fun, but a lot of my roles have had fairly serious and tough themes, so I’m eager to let my hair down and do something entirely different, even if it’s absolutely outside of my comfort zone.
“I can’t guarantee that I’ll be the best, but I’m going to give it my all.”Brinkwire Summary News.”