Strictly’s Dan Walker is finally eliminated – but fans are gutted from the ‘twist’ of the dance – .

Strictly’s Dan Walker is finally eliminated – but fans are gutted from the ‘twist’ of the dance – .

Dan Walker narrowly missed next week’s semi-final when he became the latest star to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.

The BBC Breakfast presenter, 44, landed in the last two with AJ Odudu and had to dance again with his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova.

While Dan and Nadiya performed his Tango in Santa Maria from Gotan Project, AJ and his partner Kai Widdrington danced their Salsa to Rhythm Is Gonna Get You / Get On Your Feet by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine / Gloria Estefan in the goal to impress the judges.

The judges chose to save AJ and Kai, but they all agreed it had been a solid dance.

Craig Revel Horwood said, “Well I have to say Dan I think you did such a good job dancing it’s the best I’ve ever seen you dance, ever! AJ, you totally pulled off that last track, it was fantastic, a dilemma, but the couple I’m going to save is AJ and Kai. “

Dan Walker was eliminated on the Strictly

“Well, another strong dance,” Motsi said. “It’s just an amazing year and being a part of the team I think is absolutely amazing. Dan you did a great job, AJ you did, for me the best job, and I save AJ and Kai. “

Anton Du Beke said: “Can I just say, it’s one thing to make the quarterfinals of Strictly Come Dancing, and to choose this year of all years, to make the quarterfinals would have guaranteed you a place in final in any other year.

“It was a huge dance, congratulations to both of you. You danced brilliantly, but the edge goes, for me, AJ and Kai. “

Chief Justice Shirley Ballas said she agreed with her fellow judges and would have saved AJ and Dan.

Dan and his partner Nadiya once again danced for their position in the competition



Dan later admitted that he would also have saved AJ and Kai and gushed about his stint on the show with Nadiya.

“By the way, I would have saved AJ and Kai too!” The last 11 weeks have been absolutely amazing, I really loved every second of it, ”he said. “When I go back to the first day I was asked to dance in front of sparkling balls, at that point, if there had been an emergency exit, I would have just walked away.

“But this amazing woman grabbed me by the hand and led me to this dance floor. I’m not a dancer, but she showed me that I can dance, and that for me it was an absolutely amazing experience. Thank you judges, your feedback every week has been brilliant, and really constructive and helpful, and everyone over there, my fellow competitors, has been brilliant.

Dan and Nadiya faced AJ and Kai



“The remaining four people are so good, like you say the level has been amazing, it was a pleasure for me to watch them dance every week, and thank you to all the pros for being so kind, caring and encouraging.

“Besides everyone who works on this program, it’s a pleasure to be a part of a show that means so much to so many people. I also want to mention this amazing woman next to me there are people who come into your life and turn on lights, and that’s what she did to me. You are an amazing person, and if you have me, you will have a lifelong friend Nadiya Bychkova. “

Nadiya added, “Like he said, sometimes the right person comes 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 . “

Dan admitted he would have saved AJ on himself



Fans have reacted to Dan’s exit tonight, with many shocked that AJ is down despite his low ranking.

One of them tweeted: “Dan looks absolutely adorable but it’s about time he went. Yes, AJ and Johannes made little mistakes last night, but that’s because they went. Rose and Rhys were both phenomenal !! #Strictly. “

While another commented, “Aj @AJOdudu The thought was really good last night.

A third wrote: “So tired of unfair judgments on #strictly. AJ is learning these dances for the first time like everyone else, but judged by world championship standards. While Dan rolls a 9 just for stepping on the ground without falling! !! @AJOdudu and @Kaiwidd winners since Wk1. “

“I’m so glad Dan is gone, but AJ is absolutely gutted, everyone had to vote next week,” commented another.

One of them tweeted: “I just know Aj is coming back to fight next week!” her two dances are going to be amazing and she is going to prove that she DESERVES to be in this final. “

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