Good Morning Britain told me to reveal fake Strictly Come Dancing lineup, explains Iain Lee

Iain Lee has defended himself, after he announced a false 'Strictly Come Dancing' lineup on 'Good Morning Britain' (Danny Martindale/Getty)

Iain Lee has explained why he fibbed about the Strictly Come Dancing lineup on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday 31 July, ahead of The One Show's official reveal later that same evening. 

"GMB told me to say it. That is how TV works," the broadcaster and writer clarified on Twitter, claiming the 'slip-up' was all orchestrated. "You think I personally found [out] then decided to blab the Strictly dancers?"

Lee had told GMB hosts Charlotte Hawkins, Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway - and of course, ITV viewers too - that the BBC teatime show was set to reveal that Anneka Rice, Jamie Laing and Sam Allardyce would be taking part in the 2019 series. But the trio actually turned out to be Emma Barton, Chris Ramsey and David James.

"The pictures they put up on screen...? They just happened to have them on standby by coincidence? And no, I'm not a serious radio host. I'm very silly," he continued on social media.

"It's not like I'd been up all night researching. You knew that, you're not that thick are you?"

Although, it appears as if the former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant hasn't finished winding fans of the BBC dance competition up.

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Janette Manrara, Amy Dowden, Nadiya Bychkova, Dianne Buswell, Oti Mabuse, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones and Luba Mushtuk arriving at the red carpet launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, BBC Broadcasting House, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Ranj Singh (bottom) and Gorka Marquez celebrate winning the award for best Talent Show for Strictly Come Dancing in the Press Room at the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London.
Stacey Dooley attends the photocall for the 'Strictly Come Dancing' live tour at Arena Birmingham on 17 January 2019 in Birmingham, England. Picture date: Thursday 17 January, 2019. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Stacey Dooley, Ashley Roberts, Lauren Steadman, Faye Tozer, Janette Manrara, Dianne Buswell, Karen Clifton, Nadiya Bychkova, Luba Mushtuk and Amy Dowden attend the photocall for the 'Strictly Come Dancing' live tour at Arena Birmingham on 17 January 2019 in Birmingham, England. Picture date: Thursday 17 January, 2019. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Strictly Come Dancing finalist Dianne Buswell leaves BBC Broadcasting House in London after appearing on the Chris Evans radio show.
Strictly Come Dancing's AJ Pritchard and Lauren Steadman (both at centre) meet members of the cast after watching Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical at the Dominion Theatre in London.
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Strictly Come Dancing contestant Dr Ranj Singh and his professional dance partner Janette Manrara during rehearsals at a dance studio in London.
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Anton Du Beke, Neil Jones, Johannes Radebe, Aljaz Skorjanec, Gorka Marquez, AJ Pritchard, Giovanni Pernice, Pasha Kovalev, Graziano Di Prima and Kevin Clifton arriving at the red carpet launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, BBC Broadcasting House, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
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Bruno Tonioli, Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel-Horwood arriving at the red carpet launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, BBC Broadcasting House, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
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The 46-year-old - who is standing in for entertainment reporter Richard Arnold is away - appeared on GMB again this morning to suggest that the "sneaky" One Show"flipped" their planned announcement after they realised he "got those predictions right."

"I got so much abuse on Twitter and my radio show last night because I'd said who'd be on Strictly! Those three are still definitely going in," he added, before joking: "So is Sarah Beeny, so is 50 Cent and so is Halle Berry."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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