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BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell is our sixth celebrity for Strictly 2019

Announced on BBC Breakfast, sports presenter Mike Bushell joins David James, Chris Ramsey, Emma Barton, Saffron Barker and Catherine Tyldesley as our latest Strictly signing. 

Mike said: “I am so excited to be joining this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. I’ve heard so many wonderful things from colleagues over the years so thrilled I’m now getting the chance. I know I will completely throw myself into the whole experience and I’m sure will love it from start to finish. I may have tried and profiled over 500 sports over the years in my Saturday morning BBC Breakfast slot but think the Strictly challenge could be the greatest. Bring on the glitter!”

Mike presents the main sports bulletins of the day on BBC Breakfast, as well as profiling main stream sports events from the Olympics, Paralympics, the Winter games, Football World Cups, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Games, with the top stars, whether it be a game of tennis against Novak Djokovic, or trying to bowl out Alastair Cook, during his Saturday morning slot on Breakfast. For Comic Relief he also holds the unusual world record for crossing one mile of water in a large inflatable ball in 1 hour 57 seconds.

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