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The BBC Breakfast journalist already has a packed schedule on the channel, so the chances of him taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this year could be difficult.

But with the latest odds fans were convinced Dan would be squeezing in an extra project to his workload and giving the reality competition a bash.

Yet the star squashed the murmurings once and for all earlier today when he posted on his Twitter.

Dan first Tweeted: “"Now then... the rumours are not true. I am 100 per cent doing @bbcstrictly this year.

“Too busy with life, @BBCBreakfast, Football Focus and a new quiz on @BBCOne starting next month called #ChaseTheCase."

Instantly confused, Dan appeared to contradict himself by saying he would “100 per cent” be doing the show, but fans quickly realised he had likely just made a mistake.

Quickly noticing the error, Dan later clarified: “Ooops! NOT DOING. Quite an important word to miss out.

“I shall be watching from the safety of the sofa #Not,” he tweeted.

While fans of the presenter may be disappointed to learn he definitely won’t be appearing on the show this year, they won’t have long to wait for the official line-up, which first begins to drop on Monday 13 August.

The 41-year-old was not the first celebrity to shut down Strictly rumours, as fellow presenter and radio personality Maya Jama, 23, has also spoken out about the idea.

Appearing on today’s Good Morning Britain, the True Love or True Lies? host declared that “no” she won’t be joining the Strictly contestants.

"I don't think now is the right time," she said.

What’s more, Mark Wright joked about the idea his wife Michelle Keegan would be doing the show.

He said: “If she's going to be in some of them grubs in the jungle or dancing on Strictly, she's doing it without telling me!"

Meanwhile, the latest potential sign up is This Morning favourite Dr Ranj Singh.

The doctor entertains fans with his offerings on the morning programme and even got a chance to try his hand at presenting himself recently.

Taking over from daytime couple Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, the TV personality co-hosted a Friday edition alongside Vanessa Feltz.

A Strictly insider told The Mirror: “He’s a housewives’ favourite on ITV daytime so he’s sure to have big support when he takes to the dance floor.”

Fans don't have long to wait until the official line-up is announced and this year's contestants are confirmed.

Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC One next month.

Dan Walker: Top facts about BBC Breakfast presenter

Radio Career
Dan began his journalism career by broadcasting on Sheffield’s Hallam FM. He was offered work experience there after winning a competition for young sports commentators.

In 1999, he began a four year stint as a sports presenter and commentator on Manchester’s Key 103.

Television Career
Dan appeared as a commentator on Football League Review before he joined BBC North West Tonight. During his time there, he won the Royal Television Society Sports Award for Regional Sports Presenter of the Year.

He has reported on Wimbledon, The Open, Ascot and the 6 Nations. He was also part of the BBC’s team covering the FIFA World Cup in Russia this year.

Dan has been a presenter on BBC Breakfast ever since he replaced Bill Turnbull in 2016. He co-presents Monday to Wednesday alongside Louise Minchin.

Personal Life
Dan married his wife Sarah in 2001 and they have three children together. Dan and his family live in Sheffield.

When he isn’t on the TV, Dan is a patron of several charities including the Sheffield Children’s Hospital charity.

Dan has an active presence on social media and boasts over 500,000 followers on Twitter.

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