The BBC Breakfast presenter, who is one of 15 celebrities taking to the ballroom this series, was rushed to hospital on Thursday after accidentally walking straight into a glass door.
Dan expressed his gratitude for his professional dance partner Nadiya Bychkova staying by his side in A&E, but today admitted that the accident has cost him precious rehearsal time.
‘I had to take a slight break from training, so I’m a bit behind,’ he told viewers of today’s BBC Breakfast.
‘But we’ve got until next Saturday to get ready for the live show, so I think I’ll be alright.’
His co-host Sally Nugent asked: ‘But you’re okay?’
‘I’m okay,’ Dan replied, reassuringly. ‘I’ve no longer got a headache, and I’m allowed to get back on the dancefloor.’
The brand new series of Strictly officially commenced on Saturday with the launch show revealing to viewers which celebrities had been paired up with which professional dancers.
Dan, 44, was partnered up with Nadiya, 32, who shared her prediction that he will be good at the ballroom dances, thanks to his 6ft 6 frame and long legs.
‘It really is a privilege and an honour to be in this position because I think if I had seen two lads or lasses in this position when I was a little lad, life would have been that little bit easier,’ he said.
Three-time Olympic champion Adam Peaty, who specialises in breaststroke, was paired with Katya Jones and rugby player Ugo Monye was confirmed as dancing with two-time Strictly champion Oti Mabuse.
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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