The broadcaster lives in London but has to travel by train to Manchester to present her morning show from Salford several times a week. And the 42-year-old said she could put the journeys to good use sharpening up her footwork as she travels, explaining: "We might use the train for a bit of 'train-ing."
She said her professional partner - who will be unveiled on Saturday night's launch show - had agreed to head up to Manchester to work on their routines.
"So as soon as I finish on Breakfast then we'll go straight into a studio and do a bit of dancing. Obviously Bill Turnbull's an expert and so he'll be giving me some training tips as well. So we'll manage it."
Turnbull, her co-host is a former contestant on Strictly and came sixth in 2005.
Reid's Breakfast predecessor Natasha Kaplinsky was also on the dance show and recently claimed she was pushed into it by her bosses. But Reid said she needed no persuasion.
"No, I jumped at the chance. I didn't need to be asked twice. I was absolutely thrilled. I've always loved Strictly and on Breakfast we've always interviewed the professional dancers and their partners and every time they've come in they've had a sparkle in their eyes and I'd think I wish it was me."
Meanwhile, fellow contestant Ashley Taylor Dawson says he may have to miss the birth of his child because it could clash with the first live show.
The Hollyoaks actor, who will be seen taking to the floor tonight, is to become a father for the second time later this month.