Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the BBC Breakfast host gave his fans an update on his Strictly journey so far after the contestants had their first day of training.
He said: ‘First NFL show of the new season, great to see Jason [Bell] and Osi [Umenyiora] again and then straight over to Strictly Towers for the first full day of dancing, which was weird, but I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.’
Dan went on to confirm he had been given his pro partner for the year, trying his hardest not to give too much away.
The TV host said: ‘I met my pro partner this week. I can’t tell you anything about her because I’ll be killed by a Strictly ninja!
‘What I can say? She’s patient, she’s kind and she’s lovely.’
But just who will six foot six Dan be paired with when the show begins next weekend?
Dan was pictured sharing an evening with his fellow contestants Sara Davies, Ugo Monye and Adam Peaty on Friday.
Dragon’s Den star Sara posted the cute snap on her Instagram story, with wine glasses on the table and the stars full of smiles.
‘Might have stayed up in the bar drinking with these 3 a little bit longer than I should have last night…’ she wrote.
‘They were FULL of awesome gossip, so it was well worth it!
She told her followers the wine bottle was the third or ‘maybe the fourth’ at the time she posted as the enjoyed their evening together.
Dan was revealed as one of this year’s contestants live on BBC Breakfast last month, having hid the secret from all of his co-stars.
Many viewers originally believed Louise Minchin would be signing up to the show as she geared up to leave her role on the sofa behind.
But she was left shocked when Dan popped up on the screen to confirm he would be taking to the floor.
He said: ‘I only told my kids last weekend so they’re not very happy with me either, hardly anyone has been in the circle.’
Dan went on to joke why he had refrained from telling Louise, adding: ‘I’m very sorry I was told it would make great telly if I didn’t tell you, Louise!”
Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 18th September on BBC One.
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