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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Dan Walker back to training after head injury and hospital trip

Nadiya and Dan were all smiles as they returned to training (Picture: BBC/Instagram/@mrdanwalker)

Dan Walker is officially back in business, returning to training for Strictly Come Dancing 2021 after sustaining a head injury that required a visit to hospital.

Last week, BBC Breakfast presenter Dan shared a picture on social media of a painful-looking bump on his head, which occurred after he accidentally walked straight into a glass door.

The following day, he revealed that he had gone for a check-up in A&E as he felt a bit ‘wobbly’, reassuring fans that everything was ok.

While the 44-year-old admitted that he’s fallen ‘behind’ with his training, in a new post shared on Twitter and Instagram, he confirmed that he and his professional dance partner Nadiya Bychkova have resumed training as they prepare for their first routine of the competition – a Quickstep.

Dan shared a selfie of himself and Nadiya standing in the empty dance studio with matching grins.

‘After a few days off we are ready to rock again,’ he wrote in the caption, alongside a couple of dancing emojis.

Nadiya and Dan are raring to go as the series launches (Picture: Ray Burmiston/BBC)

‘Time to sort out our first dance… quickstep on the menu for Saturday night on the #Strictly dance floor @nadiyabychkova @bbcstrictly.’

Nadiya left an equally enthusiastic comment underneath the post, writing: ‘Let’s do this partner. Let’s quickstep.’

In a video shared on her Instagram Story which was filmed in the dance studio, Nadiya asks Dan: ‘Are you ready?’, to which he replies: ‘Born ready.’

Several Strictly fans wished the couple luck, now that they are back on track.

‘Go Dan keeep dancing,’ one person wrote, quoting the signature Strictly motto.

‘Go Dan. We can’t wait to watch you on Saturday!’ someone else said, while another fan commented: ‘My very best wishes to you both.’

On Monday morning, Nadiya made a special appearance on BBC Breakfast, where the dancer revealed that she and Dan are going to use a sofa similar to the one on BBC Breakfast in their first routine.

‘I hope you’ll feel like home,’ she said to her partner.

Strictly Come Dancing returns at 7pm on Saturday on BBC One.


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