Sunday Brunch’s Simon Rimmer suffers awkward clash with Strictly winner Joe McFadden

Viewers woke up to a good dose of Sunday Brunch cringiness this morning as Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden appeared on the show.

Former Holby City actor Joe, 43, and presenter Simon Rimmer, 50, appeared on the BBC dance show back in 2017.

But it looks like Joe wasn’t exactly paying attention to the chats they had during the series.

Simon was the fifth contestant to be eliminated while Joe went on to lift the Glitterball trophy with partner Katya Jones.

Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer suffers awkward clash with Strictly winner Joe McFadden

Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer’s Sunday Brunch got off to an awkward start
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Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer suffers awkward clash with Strictly winner Joe McFadden

Joe McFadden appeared not to have realised that Simon was a presenter
(Image: Steve Meddle/REX/Shutterstock)

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Reunited on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch today, Joe admitted that he couldn’t believe how early Simon and co-host Tim Lovejoy had to get up to host the show every Sunday.

He exclaimed: "This is what you did ever Sunday morning after Strictly?"

Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer suffers awkward clash with Strictly winner Joe McFadden

Simon and partner Karen Clifton were the fifth couple to be eliminated
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Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer suffers awkward clash with Strictly winner Joe McFadden

Joe and Katya Jones went on to win Strictly
(Image: PA)

Tim retorted: "You didn’t know that he was a presenter?!"

Joe laughed, insisting that he hadn’t meant it in that way.

Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer suffers awkward clash with Strictly winner Joe McFadden

Tim made light of the awkward moment
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Meanwhile Tim mimicked: "’Who was that guy who was dancing?’"

"The one that was really rubbish," Simon joked.

But Joe insisted: "You weren’t rubbish at all!"

Tim added that Joe had done well on the show, prompting Joe to coyly say: "I did alright…"

Simon was keen to move things along, saying: "Erm… we have to move on."

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