Strictly Come Dancing favourite Mike Bushell, 54, has taken the opportunity to warn his BBC Breakfast co-star about potential hazards that could occur while interviewing Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty, 25. The sports presenter spoke out after he famously suffered his own blunder on the BBC show during a live interview with some of the English swimming team at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
At the time, Mike got into the shallow water for a chat with the athletes, but then unfortunately missed a step within the swimming pool, which caused him to suddenly tumble over into the deeper water.
The television personality was reminded of his awkward slip-up when English competitive swimmer Adam tweeted about his forthcoming interview with Sally in view of his 97,000 followers yesterday.
He wrote alongside a socially distanced snap of him and the presenter: “Make sure you tune in tomorrow for @BBCBreakfast.
“A great interview covering quite a few things. Always a pleasure @sallynugent.”
Mike’s other half Emily shared his post in view of her 1,207 followers and gave an insight into his challenging new move.
She wrote: “I wish I could truly explain how much goes into these short pieces… miles and miles of travelling, hours and hours of time and headspace, late late nights.
“Can’t wait to see the final output at 7.20 and 9.20 tomorrow #proud #bbcbreakfast @mikebreakfast @ShirleyBallas.”
Mike also revealed he had returned to Blackpool’s famous Tower Ballroom for the project after performing there with his dance partner Katya last year.
The journalist, dressed in one of his Strictly costumes, shared a selfie video displaying the eerily empty dance floor in the background with his 21,000 Instagram followers.
Mike explained in the caption: “The loneliness of the dance floor.
“The sequins are on and I’m at Blackpool tower ballroom.
“With dance studios and halls still closed due to Covid 19 @shirleyballas fears many could close leaving hundreds of thousands of people without the healing power of dance.”
BBC Breakfast airs tomorrow at 6am on BBC One.