Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard forced to turn down Strictly Come Dancing

The television presenter revealed he'd been asked for the first time - but had to say no

Ben Shephard

Good Morning Britain stars from Susanna Reid to Charlotte Hawkins to Kate Garraway have stepped out onto the Strictly dance floor – but don’t expect Ben Shephard to be following their lead quite yet.

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The TV presenter revealed on this morning’s GMB that he had finally been offered a spot, telling viewers: “This is the first year I’ve been asked, very first year I’ve been asked.”

But, he added, “I can’t do it because I do a football show on Sundays.”

We should note that the Strictly Sunday results show is actually filmed late on Saturday night after the live show goes out – but no doubt Shephard has an early start for Sky Sports for Goals on Sunday mornings so needs to stay fresh for the football chat.

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He’ll be missing out, because rumoured contestants for this year so far include Liam Charles, Amanda Holden, Chris Kamara, John Bercow and Coleen Rooney.


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