Brazilian bride who gatecrashed BBC Olympic coverage has a special message for Dan Walker

A Brazilian bride who gatecrashed Dan Walker’s live Olympics coverage with her hen party has sent him “kisses” from her wedding.

Maria Vieira caused a stir when she took a break from celebrating in the street with her friends for an impromptu interview with BBC presenter Dan in Rio de Janeiro.

Dan soon received an invitation from Maria’s mother to the big day on September 17, but while he could not make it back to Copacabana, he was still present at the wedding – as guests held up placards of his face.

In a video shared by BBC Breakfast, Maria said: “Hello Dan. Kiss from Rio de Janeiro, now I am married. I’m very very happy and thank you for everything. Kiss for everybody in England, I love you guys.”

Dan responded: “Those face masks are… well I’m not entirely sure… Glad they had such a wonderful day.”

BBC Breakfast – Remember when our very own Dan Walker… | Facebook

Speaking from the wedding, her new husband Everaldo Vieira suggested a future meet-up, telling Walker: “We hope to see you in London or back in Rio.”

He added: “We are very happy at this moment. We are sharing this moment with you. It’s a very important moment for us.

“And unfortunately Dan isn’t here but we want to send this message to you Mr Walker, we are very happy to have met you and to have the opportunity to share with the whole world this happiness that we are feeling right now.”

The new Mrs Vieira – nee De Cezar – was a big hit after her surprise television appearance.

During the interview she and Dan chatted about her upcoming wedding, with Dan giving her a kiss on each cheek.

She showed off her Fluminense tattoo and declared her love for the Brazilian football team, although Dan got on the wrong side of his guest when he revealed he preferred the Flamengo team.

The bride-to-be was excited to hear she was talking to a BBC camera crew, and led her friends in a chant of “BBC, BBC, BBC.”

Dan joked: “This is lovely.”

More in this Section

Vinnie Jones breaks down in first TV interview since wife’s deathVinnie Jones breaks down in first TV interview since wife’s death

Stacey Dooley gives fans a glimpse of Kevin Clifton’s birthday celebrationStacey Dooley gives fans a glimpse of Kevin Clifton’s birthday celebration

Booker Prize winner to be announcedBooker Prize winner to be announced

Bing Crosby’s family want to get star to number one as new album is releasedBing Crosby’s family want to get star to number one as new album is released


Lifestyle

Gerry Fitzgerald runs Bandon Books Plus in Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon, Co Cork.We Sell Books: Turning over a new leaf from bank to bookshop in Bandon

As UK legend John Surman gets ready to play at Cork’s jazz fest, he tells Philip Watson about his well-travelled career and why he’s so angry about Brexit.Jazz legend John Surman on a well-travelled career and why he's angry about Brexit

Dr Naomi Lavelle answers a weekly science question.Fish live in water all their lives but does that mean that they never get thirsty or do they even drink at all? To answer these questions we need to look at where the fish live.Appliance of Science: Do fish ever get thirsty?

More From The Irish Examiner