Alex Beresford drops Strictly Come Dancing hint
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 April 2021
Alex Beresford has hinted he's signed up for this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' after it was reported BBC bosses wanted him for the show
Alex Beresford has hinted he's already signed up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The 'Good Morning Britain' presenter has suggested he could take part in this year's BBC Latin and ballroom competition after it was recently reported that BBC bosses were looking to sign him and his co-star Laura Tobin.
He wrote on Twitter: "Do I need to brush up on my 2 step and shuffle? (sic)"
BBC bosses have put the 'GMB' pair's name in the mix of celebrities for the next series.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "'Strictly' bosses like having an ITV daytime star as they help with audience figures, being really well-known. Viewers wake up to them every day.
"Laura and Alex are well liked and would make good signings. It is still early in the process but both their names are in the mix."
Laura, 39, joined ITV in 2012 and has appeared on 'Pointless Celebrities', 'Celebrity Mastermind', and the reality game show 'Drive'.
Alex, 40 – who finished fifth in 'Dancing On Ice' in 2018 – recently clashed live on 'GMB' with his former co-star Piers Morgan.
During a heated debate, Alex questioned Piers' comments about the Duchess of Sussex following her Oprah Winfrey interview.
And later that evening, Piers quit the programme after being asked to apologise by ITV bosses.
Following Piers' departure, Alex admitted that wasn't the conclusion he was "hoping for", and insisted he wished the presenter "well".
In a statement on his Twitter account, he wrote: "There is so much that could be said. "Piers' departure sincerely wasn't the conclusion I was hoping for. Over the last few years, Piers and I had a lively, cheeky, on-air relationship.
"We both wanted to be on the show Tuesday morning, and from our very public conversations on Twitter, we both knew how strongly our opinions differed on the treatment of Harry and Meghan pre and post the interview that has split the world.
"I hoped we could reach a place of understanding. It's sad we weren't able to get there, but challenging his opinion was not an outrage. On this occasion, we have to agree to disagree.
"I didn't want him to quit, but I did want him to listen.
"Personally, Piers has always supported my growth. He's given me advice on several occasions and for that I am grateful. I wish him well! (sic)"