Mike Bushell, 54, will be back at his old stomping ground presenting sport on the BBC Breakfast red sofa as of this morning. After six months away from the studio while he took part in the dancing competition, he admitted he can’t wait to get his “teeth back into sport.”
Next stop @BBCBreakfast after 6 months away
And, the day before his big return, he took to Twitter to share his excitement with his fans.
“Next stop @BBCBreakfast after 6 months away @bbcstrictly I’ll finally be introduced to the new red sofa tomorrow and be lovely to see colleagues again including new boss @BBCFrediani,” he wrote.
“So much sport to get teeth into again.”
His announcement led to an abundance of celebrity pals cheering the star on, looking forward seeing him back on the sofa doing what he loves best.
Among them was last year’s Strictly winner Kelvin Fletcher, who reassured him he would be watching.
Mike Bushell excited to return to BBC Breakfast this morning (Image: BBC•TWITTER)
Mike Bushell announced his return to BBC Breakfast on Twitter after six months away (Image: TWITTER)
“Good luck Mike. I’ll be watching mate,” he applauded.
Fellow BBC Breakfast sport presenter Holly Hamilton also shared her excitement, with a supporting gif that read “he’s back.”
In a separate tweet, Mike replied to a post by the official breakfast show program’s account, that featured the viral video of the presenter falling into the deep end of a pool, taking one step too many while interviewing a swim team.
“Aw @BBCBreakfast family. Can’t wait,” he gushed before mocking himself in the video.
“Hopefully thanks to @bbcstrictly a leaner fitter more aware (around swimming pools) Bushell, even after post Strictly holiday indulgence.”
Mike Bushell was supported by celebrity pals and fans alike ahead of his BBC return (Image: GETTY)
Mike Bushell was the seventh celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly (Image: BBC)
His enthusiasm was felt by fans across the board, who took to the comments section to welcome him back ahead of his return.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled