Mike Bushell’s Offering Strictly A Sporting Check Out


STRICTLY Come Dancing could be a cinch for BBC sports activities presenter Mike Bushell — unveiled as the sixth celeb in this year’s sequence — he’s evidently a document holder for making an attempt out hundreds of sports.

Bushell statements on his Twitter web site he has experienced a go at more than 500 athletics and pursuits during his profession, in what is imagined to be a world document.

He is also explained to maintain the entire world report for crossing a mile of water in a zorb — a big inflatable ball — in one hour and 57 seconds.

Mike Bushell’s Offering Strictly A Sporting Check Out
Weighty subject matter: BBC pair Mike and Steph McGovern have a go at the wife-carrying championships in Dorking, Surrey, for Comic Relief Photos: REX

But inspite of his willingness to check out new factors, Bushell’s identified for currently being gaffe-inclined.

Perhaps the clumsy presenter’s most famed instant came when he fell in a swimming pool throughout a are living BBC Breakfast job interview with the England swimming workforce in Australia for the Commonwealth Online games.

Mike Bushell’s Offering Strictly A Sporting Check Out
Polo, any individual? Mike in all the equipment at a match at London’s O2 Arena

Bushell, 53, who provides activity on BBC Breakfast, the BBC Information Channel and BBC Environment Information, obtained in the shallow close when joking about protecting his seem pack — ahead of slipping into deeper water with a splash just a second afterwards.

Mike Bushell’s Offering Strictly A Sporting Check Out
Which Segway do I go? Making an attempt out a machine in Swinley forest around Bracknell, Berkshire

The swimmers ended up in fits of laughter at his blunder, which caused the microphone to prevent performing and was viewed by hundreds of thousands.

He after spilled drinking water on his trousers in the course of a reside interview, and in 2015 appeared to unintentionally cup BBC Breakfast climate presenter Carol Kirkwood’s breasts as they hosted dwell from Wimbledon.

Talking about Strictly, Bushell informed BBC Breakfast: ‘I’ll test not to drop over, but if I can get one foot in front of the other to the conquer of the audio, I’ll be fine.’

Very last year’s winner Stacey Dooley joined him for the announcement, describing him as ‘clumsy’ but introducing: ‘It’s not genuinely about the dance, I think they enjoy a trier.’

Bushell follows in the footsteps of BBC Breakfast sports presenters Chris Hollins and Ore Oduba, the two of whom gained the glitterball trophy, in 2009 and 2016 respectively.





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