Dan Walker begs Strictly fans ‘please don’t shout at me’ as he survives another week

Many Strictly Come Dancing viewers were left battled on Sunday evening as Dan Walker avoided being in the bottom two again, with Sara Davies going home instead

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Dan Walker has reminded Strictly Come Dancing fans that ‘it’s just a TV show’ after he survived another week of the competition.

Some viewers were left battled on Sunday evening as the BBC Breakfast presenter avoided being in the bottom two again.

Instead, Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies was sent home after going head-to-head with Tilly Ramsay in the dreaded dance off.

Fans rushed to Twitter to question who was voting for 44-year-old Dan and felt that he deserved to be in bottom two following his latest performance with partner Nadiya Bychkova.

Perhaps expecting a backlash, Dan decided to have his say on the social media platform too.

Dan Walker has reminded Strictly Come Dancing fans that ‘it’s just a TV show’ after he survived another week of the competition



Alongside a photo of him and 32-year-old Nadiya, he wrote: “Please don’t shout at me,” followed by a laughing emoji face.

“I’m having an amazing time, my kids are delighted & it’s only a TV show!” he continued.

“For those asking, I don’t know who is voting for us (probably not Craig) but we’re incredibly thankful to everyone who is. See you next week. Can’t wait.”

Dan was referring to Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood, who decided to score him and Nadiya a four for their American Smooth on Saturday night.

Paying tribute to Sara, Dan also tweeted: “Sad to see @SaraDaviesCC & @AljazSkorjanec go. Sara has been brilliant & I loved their Argentine tango.

“It’s been great to get to know her & our Friday nights and Saturday breakfasts will be sorely missed. She has time for everyone & is a real star who cares for all around her,” he added.

Dan and his dance partner Nadiya Bychkova performed an American Smooth on Saturday night


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Sara looked gutted when she realised she was out of the competition and told host Tess Daly: “I had no idea any of this was in me. It’s been a life changing experience and one I’ve loved every second of.’”

Aljaz was then asked if he had any words for his partner and replied: “I feel like from that day we met under the Angel of the North, I was so pleased to dance with you this season.

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“Honestly, I wouldn’t want to dance with anybody else. You have been an absolute joy and a testament to hard work – not just on Strictly but with your business and you’re a beautiful mother.

“Thank you for letting me spend so much time not just with you, but with the whole family, the Davies’s that are here tonight, all of the little ones at home.

Sara Davies and Aljaž Škorjanec were the latest couple to be eliminated on Sunday evening


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“I’ve been so welcomed up North, it made me feel like I’m back home in Slovenia because everyone is so lovely and friendly. I’m going to miss you so much. I’m going to miss dancing with you. I’m going to miss everything about this show. Thank you everyone and thank you for supporting us,” the 31-year-old dancer added.

Sara then responded: “[Aljaz] is one in a million. I tell him every day and this wouldn’t have been the experience it was, if it wasn’t for him.”

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6:35pm on BBC One.

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