Krishnan Guru-Murthy will be joining Strictly Come Dancing 2023
Krishnan Guru-Murthy revealed he had already sought medical treatment weeks before the show.
The Channel 4 newsreader spoke candidly about his dance training ahead of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and cheekily admitted he has already been to visit a physiotherapist.
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other press about pre-show injuries, Krishnan chuckled: “I’ve already been to see the physiotherapist but that’s just because I wake up with a sore back anyway.”
The 53-year-old went on to share that his dance partner – which has not yet been revealed to the public – issued him a stark warning during their training.
The broadcaster said they urged him to not think while dancing on the show or otherwise he may not sail through the competition.
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“My dance partner has just spent all the time saying ‘dance but don’t think… if I think I’m dead,'” he mused.
The news anchor, who is best known for delivering hard-hitting interviews, admitted he is terrified about hitting the dancefloor but he found the show rehearsals an exhilarating experience.
The broadcaster also shared he was previously asked to take part in the dance competition but had turned down the opportunity, however, he has since had a change of heart.
Krishnan commented: “It was kind of a feeling. The news has been through a very, very grim period during the pandemic political chaos. The war in Ukraine.
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“My life has been really, really serious, in an intense way. And I genuinely thought it would be great to have some more joy. And [Strictly] is just fun, laughter and joy.
“Learning something new that kind of takes your mind totally away from everything else. I kind of suddenly thought you were an idiot. Why aren’t you doing this? This is great,” he added.
The Strictly line-up has already been confirmed as the celebrities prepare to pair up with their professional partners and the official start date has finally been confirmed, with the launch show airing at 6:35pm on September 16 on BBC One.
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