Strictly Come Dancing pros look like royalty ahead of new series
On her BBC Radio 2 show, Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman revealed the journalist would be swapping the newsroom for the dancefloor in September.
The broadcaster announced: “I’m surprised, delighted and slightly confused to find myself taking part in Strictly on the basis of ‘you only live once!’
“And I can’t wait to start learning to dance, but I am slightly worried about my general decrepitude.
“I know I’m going to love it and have a brilliant time and just hope I’m not the only one enjoying my participation.”
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The news was revealed on Claudia Winkleman’s show on BBC Radio 2. Krishnan joins Amanda Abbington, Angela Rippon and Layton Williams in our line up so far. Follow @bbcstrictly on social for all the latest reveals.
The 53-year-old broadcasts Channel 4 News and also reports for the foreign affairs series Unreported World.
He also hosts live debates for Channel 4 during elections, referendums and major events.
He won the Royal Television Society Journalism Award for best Network Presenter in 2022.
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Since joining the Channel 4 News team in 1998, Kirshan has covered major events from the Omagh bombing to the 9/11 attacks and from the Arab Spring to the Ukraine War.
He also commentates on live events for Channel 4 such as the Paralympics Ceremonies, and presents programmes outside the news including the first live televised Autopsy. He also presents the Channel 4 News podcast Ways to Change the World.
He started his TV career at the BBC presenting youth programmes before moving onto Newsround, Newsnight, BBC World and News 24.
“You only live once, I’m here for the joy, for the fun!” Kirshan stated on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday morning.
He continued: “You know, I mean I love my job, it’s very, very privileged, I go to amazing places and talk to some amazing people but it’s incredibly serious.
“It’s quite stressful, it can be quite difficult. So the idea of having pure, intravenous joy alongside – because I’m going to be doing the news at the same time – is just irresistible.”
Claudia Winkleman’s BBC Radio 2 show airs on Saturdays from 10am, while Strictly Come Dancing is set to return to BBC One in September.
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