Twitter has reacted after tonight’s tenth eviction on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, and it’s not holding back.
BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, 44, was sent home from the show tonight (Sunday, Dec 5) after his quarter-finals tango with partner Nadiya Bychkova failed to earn him a spot in the semi-finals next weekend.
He has previously commented on his longevity in the competition, replying to social media users who sent him negative messages and who claimed his continuing success was a fix because of his affiliation with the BBC.
But he and Bychkova landed in the dance-off against AJ Odudu and her partner Kai Widdrington, who went on to receive the majority vote from the judging panel for their salsa, keeping them in the competition.
Following his elimination, Walker told Strictly presenter Tess Daly: “By the way, I would have saved AJ and Kai as well. The last 11 weeks have been absolutely amazing, I’ve genuinely loved every second of it.
“When I go back to the first day when I was asked to dance in front of some glitter balls, at that point, if there had been a fire exit, I’d have just walked away.”
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Twitter was unashamedly happy as they flocked to social media to share their joy at the outcome.
Finbar Saunders wrote: “Right result. Dan doesn’t deserve all the s****** tweets though. He improved a lot and Nadiya is a fabulous teacher #StrictlyComeDancing.”
“EVERYONE REJOICE #Strictly.” Added Saff.
Louise commented: “Finally dan has gone.”
“Why are the judges acting like it’s a difficult decision. It was a no brainer. #Strictly” said Ryan.
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Not everyone was overjoyed with the decision thought, one person wrote: “Well done Dan. I’ve been a huge critic but you were fab tonight. #StrictlyComeDancing.”
“#StrictlyComeDancing gutted to see @mrdanwalker and Nadiya leave, I have loved watched Dan’ strictly journey.” Wrote another.
A third commented: “Am gutted @mrdanwalker is out of #StrictlyComeDancing he’s a thoroughly lovely man.”
In the show Dan paid tribute to his professional dance partner, saying: “I’m not a dancer, but she showed me that I can dance, and that for me, this has been an absolutely incredible experience.
“Thank you to the judges, your feedback every week has been brilliant, and really constructive and helpful, and everyone over there, my fellow competitors, have been brilliant.”
Bychkova said: “Like he said, sometimes the right person walks into your life at the right time and that’s what happened. You always encourage everyone, you always have time for everyone, it just inspires me to be a better person myself. Thank you.”
After watching a montage of their Strictly highlights, Walker said: “I’ve loved it, I don’t think I’ll dance all the time, but the one thing that will be different is that I won’t ‘not dance’ anymore. So thank you for having me, it’s been brilliant.”
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