Strictly star Krishnan Guru-Murthy in stitches after Love Island star mix-up

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Krishnan Guru-Murthy, who is the lead presenter on Channel 4 News, was recently announced as one of the latest celebrities to join this year’s star-studded Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

However, the journalist was left in stitches after ITV made an unfortunate mix-up, as he was mistakenly billed by the broadcaster as a former Love Island contestant.

Hilarity ensued when ITV accidentally posted a picture of Krishnan to their Twitter with a link to a story announcing him as the latest star to take to the dance floor with the caption: “The former Love Island star is the seventh contestant revealed so far.”

Member of Parliament for Ochil & South Perthshire John Nicolson subsequently questioned the tweet, asking: “Former Love Island star?”

Krishnan then shared the tweet with his 696,600 Twitter followers with a crying-laughing emoji.

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It seems that ITV had intended to post the caption with a link to their story about the real Love Island star set to be the first from her series to appear on the BBC dance show.

Zara McDermott, who has been announced as a contestant, rose to fame on Love Island in 2018 and has since made documentaries on hard-hitting issues including Revenge Porn, Uncovering Rape Culture and Disordered Eating.

She told the BBC: “I am so excited to be joining the world of Strictly! I grew up watching it every year with my nan and she was the biggest Strictly fan.

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“We would dance around the house and I have such fond memories of that time in my life.

“I even remember the first ever series, and being mesmerised by all the beautiful dresses!

“I can’t wait to throw myself into this experience and start training. It’s going to be incredible.”

Meanwhile, Twitter users took to the comments section to comment on the hilarious mix-up between Zara and Krishnan.

“You’ve been hiding something from us…” Daria quipped while Robin commented: “Love Island – Sir, you are indeed a dark horse. I’ve never watched it. Please direct me to that particular series.” (sic)

“I mean I think that’s all a series we would have remembered…” Alistair joined in.

“I often find myself halfway through @Channel4News before I realise I’m not actually watching Love Island,” Ayohugh joked, as Roberto added: “He’s very talented.”

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