This Morning: Rylan Clark-Neal comforted Gino D’Acampo over Strictly Come Dancing – but it wasn’t him [ITV]
This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford announced that someone from the show would be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2017.
Strictly Come Dancing bosses soon announced Ruth would be joining the line-up, with the start date yet to be announced.
Gino D’Acampo wasn’t on the show on Wednesday, but viewers predicted it would be him taking on the BBC series.
Rylan Clark-Neal, also tipped to don the sequins, hinted he could be in the running before the announcement.
Gino D’Acampo was not on This Morning today [Wenn]
This Morning: Rylan Clark-Neal comforted Gino D’Acampo over Strictly Come Dancing but the star had been replaced [ITV]
But Rylan then joked Gino was in the frame, before introducing his co-star on camera ahead of the news.
Gino and Rylan then hugged it out – but it wasn’t Gino at all!
While the mystery man did not show his face, it clearly wasn’t the Italian chef and Celebrity Juice star.
Gino remained off the show, and was instead replaced with a fake Gino whose identity remained unknown.
Gino D’Acampo has been rumoured for Strictly Come Dancing 2017 [Getty]
Rylan continued talking to “Gino” pretending he was dressed up in a Strictly inspired outfit.
While viewers didn’t seem to notice the moment, they were celebrating when Ruth finally announced she would be on this years Strictly.
When it came down the big reveal, the married presenting duo revealed that it could be Gino D’Acampo, Dr Chris Steele or Deidre Sanders.
However, it turned out to be Ruth when she appeared from behind one of the doors.
Strictly Come Dancing: Ruth Langsford confirmed she was joining the show on This Morning [ITV]
As gold ticker tape fell from the ceiling, the TV presenter rushed out and declared how excited she was to be a part of the show.
During a chat with Strictly Come Dancing expert, Karen Harding, Ruth explained how happy she was to share the news with everyone because she had to keep it a secret for so long.