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BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker had egg on his face on Monday morning after his attempt at performing a viral dance ended with him punching a st

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BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker had egg on his face on Monday morning after his attempt at performing a viral dance ended with him punching a studio light. 

The host, 43, made a fist of the new TikTok craze, performed to the BBC theme tune, after remotely interviewing its creators, Katie Wong, Amy Lester and Thao Therese Nguyen. 

But it ended badly for beanpole Walker, who almost put out a light – and damaged his hand in process – while gingerly working his way through the moves. 

Awkward: BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker had egg on his face on Monday morning after his attempt at performing a viral dance ended with him punching a studio light

Awkward: BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker had egg on his face on Monday morning after his attempt at performing a viral dance ended with him punching a studio light 

‘I just punched the light in the studio,’ he announced, before assessing any potential damage and attempting to push it back into its original position.  

Returning to the BBC Breakfast sofa, he told his guests: ‘The slight problem there was I actually punched a light in our BBC studio.’

The dance went viral after Katie, 31, a freelance broadcast journalist who ironically works for BBC News in London, posted the clip of her and dance pals Amy and Thao on TikTok.  

Getting involved: The host made a fist of the new TikTok craze, performed to the BBC theme tune, after remotely interviewing its creators, Kate Wong, Amy Lester and Thao Therese Thao Therese Nguyen

Getting involved: The host made a fist of the new TikTok craze, performed to the BBC theme tune, after remotely interviewing its creators, Kate Wong, Amy Lester and Thao Therese Thao Therese Nguyen

Not part of the plan: But it ended badly for beanpole Walker, who almost put out a light - and damaged his hand in process - while gingerly working his way through the moves

Not part of the plan: But it ended badly for beanpole Walker, who almost put out a light – and damaged his hand in process – while gingerly working his way through the moves

The video opens with the three women acting casually, as Thao bends down to tie her shoelaces, Amy hilariously sniffs her armpit and Katie stands with her hand on her hip.

But as the familiar BBC News theme starts to pulse, the girls launch into action – cutting shapes high and low in their perfect matched movements.

They continue to dance in time to the beat, ending the video in a dramatic pose as the tune reaches its climax. 

Unexpected: 'I just punched the light in the studio,' he announced, before assessing any potential damage and attempting to push it back into its original position

Unexpected: ‘I just punched the light in the studio,’ he announced, before assessing any potential damage and attempting to push it back into its original position 

Banter: Viewers enjoyed a laugh at Walker's attempt to replicate the dance on Monday morning

Banter: Viewers enjoyed a laugh at Walker’s attempt to replicate the dance on Monday morning

Enjoying a laugh at Walker’s attempt to replicate the dance, one viewer tweeted: ‘The TV studios I’ve been in are extremely high (think of Television Centre & ITV’s London Studios). Dan must be over 30ft tall!’

A second quipped: ‘So you call that dancing! Don’t give up the day job.’

While a third added: ‘Early candidate for ‘Dad dancer’ of the year … standard is getting high (?) this year….’ 

Another complimented the presenter on his efforts, writing: ‘You kidding the mans a diva, he smoulders i thought i’d just tuned into Strictly…’

Never mind: Walker awkwardly made his way through the steps as amused viewers tuned in

Never mind: Walker awkwardly made his way through the steps as amused viewers tuned in 

After gaining well over 100,000 likes, Katie’s video has been shared far and wide across social media.

Her TikTok bio now describes herself as ‘the girl who thought she was too old for Tiktok, but is now viral on Tiktok’.

She told the BBC: ‘We thought we’d just have a go at doing something easy and fun.

‘When I put it up it was quite late and the last time I looked at it before I went to bed it had zero views.

‘I only downloaded TikTok recently, literally had zero posts on there and one follower – which was my cousin.’

Popular: The TikTok video opens with the three women acting casually, as Thao bends down to tie her shoelaces, Amy hilariously sniffs her armpit and Katie stands with her hand on her hip

Here we go: But as the familiar BBC News theme starts to pulse, the girls launch into action - cutting shapes high and low in their perfect matched movements

The video opens with the three women acting casually, as Thao bends down to tie her shoelaces, Amy hilariously sniffs her armpit and Katie stands with her hand on her hip (left)

Katie explained that the group’s idea for the video came after seeing other clips of funny, choreographed dances to unexpected tunes appear on social media.

She said: ‘At first we were going to copy someone else’s trend, but actually thought ‘we have our own idea so let’s just do it.’

The group were spurred on to try choreographing to the BBC News theme tune after Katie remembered a colleague once calling the Channel 4 News theme a ‘tune’ and dancing to it on the spot.

‘I remembered that moment for so many years, so I said to [Amy and Thao] that we should dance to the news titles!

‘Now that people are following me and it’s become so big, I’ve suddenly taken it upon myself to become the ambassador of dancing to news titles.’

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