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BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker reveals daughter’s reaction to Strictly Come Dancing debut is ‘highlight of my entire life’

BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker has revealed that his daughter’s reaction to his Strictly Come Dancing debut was ‘one of the highlights of my entire life’.

The 44-year-old presenter took to the dance floor for the first time on Saturday with his partner Nadiya Bychkova, with the duo performing the quickstep to Everybody Needs Somebody To Love by The Blues Brothers.

Dan and Nadia were awarded a comfortable 24 points for the routine from judges Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse, but Dan’s favourite moment came from his daughter Susanna.

‘I looked across to where Tess [Daly] normally comes down and that’s where my wife and my daughter were sitting and Susie had tears pouring out of her eyes, proper tears of joy,’ he told BBC Breakfast viewers.

‘She gave me this lovely little wave to say “Well done, Dad”. That was one of the highlights of my entire life because she absolutely loved it.’

Dan explained that his three children were the reason he decided to sign up for the series in the first place.

Dan and Nadiya Bychkova performed for the first time on Saturday night (Picture: BBC)

‘That for me was perfect,’ he beamed.

On Sunday, the BBC announced that McFly star Tom Fletcher and his Strictly dance partner Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid just one day after the first live show of the series.

‘The pair are now self-isolating separately following the latest Government guidelines,’ a spokesperson confirmed.

‘While they will both miss Saturday’s live show, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that, all being well, they will return the following week.

‘Strictly has and will continue to follow government guidelines in order to keep everyone safe.’

This means the pair will not be able to practice together for 10 days, and Tom will miss McFly’s next tour performance on Sunday night.

McFly said on Twitter: ‘Unfortunately Tom is unwell and won’t be onstage with us tonight in Glasgow.

‘He sends huge and heartfelt apologies to all the fans he won’t see tonight.

‘The show will still be going ahead, we’re looking forward to seeing you all and need you guys to sing extra loud for us tonight.’

BBC Breakfasts airs daily at 6am on BBC One and Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.45pm on BBC One.

Credit: Original article published here.

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