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Dan Walker thanks fans for sending him photos of Nadiya Bychkova dancing on the Strictly tour

Dan Walker thanked fans for sending him photos of newly-single Nadiya Bychkova ‘doing the lobster’ on the first night of the Strictly tour in Birmingham on Thursday. 

Taking to Instagram on Friday, the presenter, 44, who is not taking part in the UK tour due to his BBC Breakfast duties, shared a photo of the professional dancer doing their signature move from their jive to Rock Lobster in the series last year.  

Nadiya, 32, who is believed to have leaned on her dance partner for support during her split from her fiancé Matija Škarabot, celebrated the end of the show with a glass of champagne while dipping her feet in an ice bucket alongside Luba Mushtuk. 

Lobster! Dan Walker thanked fans for sending him photos of newly-single Nadiya Bychkova ‘doing the lobster’ on the first night of the Strictly tour in Birmingham on Thursday

Fun: Taking to Instagram, the presenter, 44, who is not taking part in the UK tour due to his BBC Breakfast duties, shared a photo of the professional dancer doing their signature move

Fun: Taking to Instagram, the presenter, 44, who is not taking part in the UK tour due to his BBC Breakfast duties, shared a photo of the professional dancer doing their signature move

Sharing a photo of Nadiya pulling the claw move in stunning glittery dress, Dan wrote: ‘Thank you to everyone who has sent me the picture of @nadiyabychkova rocking the lobster on the #Strictly live tour. Glad to see it’s still going strong #LobsterOnTour

‘Who is that behind you professional partner?’ 

In the comment section, one fan wrote: ‘Love Nadiya she has really really shined this series with you Dan. I am counting the days down until I see the show in Feb’, to which Dan replied: ‘I’m sure she would appreciate reading that Vicky. Enjoy the show’. 

Iconic: The pair dressed as lobsters to dance the jive to Rock Lobster during Strictly

Iconic: The pair dressed as lobsters to dance the jive to Rock Lobster during Strictly 

Cheers: Nadiya, 32, who is believed to have leaned on Dan for support during her recent split from her fiancé Matija Škarabot, celebrated the end of the show with a glass of champagne

Cheers: Nadiya, 32, who is believed to have leaned on Dan for support during her recent split from her fiancé Matija Škarabot, celebrated the end of the show with a glass of champagne

Supportive: Dan and Nadiya came fifth in series last year and formed a close bond

Supportive: Dan and Nadiya came fifth in series last year and formed a close bond 

Sweet: In the comment section, one fan wrote: 'Love Nadiya she has really really shined this series with you Dan. I am counting the days down until I see the show in Feb'

Sweet: In the comment section, one fan wrote: ‘Love Nadiya she has really really shined this series with you Dan. I am counting the days down until I see the show in Feb’

Wife: Walker has been married to Sarah (above) for 21 years and the couple have three children

Wife: Walker has been married to Sarah (above) for 21 years and the couple have three children 

Nadiya put her heartache to one side as she and Luba stood in ice buckets while enjoying a glass of bubbly following the show. 

Tilly Ramsay shared the video as she showed how they were resting their feet in the ice. 

Dressed in red dressing gowns, the girls cheered. She captioned it: ‘How we celebrate the first show’. 

Brave face: Nadiya put her heartache to one side as she and Luba stood in ice buckets while enjoying a glass of bubbly following the show

Brave face: Nadiya put her heartache to one side as she and Luba stood in ice buckets while enjoying a glass of bubbly following the show

Chilly: Tilly Ramsay shared the video as she showed how they were resting their feet in the ice

Chilly: Tilly Ramsay shared the video as she showed how they were resting their feet in the ice

It was recently reported that Nadiya had split from her and father of her child, Matija, while the couple remain committed to five-year-old daughter Mila.

Nadiya has apparently been leaning on her Strictly family and her friend Dan or support in the wake of her romantic troubles.

All eyes have been on Nadiya this week, with the dancer distracting herself from her recent breakup by immersing herself in intense rehearsals for the show’s live tour this week.

Split: MailOnline exclusively revealed that Nadiya is single after ending her engagement to Slovenian footballer Matija Škarabot, the father of her five-year-old daughter

Split: MailOnline exclusively revealed that Nadiya is single after ending her engagement to Slovenian footballer Matija Škarabot, the father of her five-year-old daughter 

On Wednesday it was revealed her partner on the 2021 series, has become a ‘pillar of strength and support’ for her during the split.   

The dancer is single after ending her engagement to the Slovenian footballer, 33, as exclusively revealed by MailOnline last week. 

Matija no longer follows Nadiya on Instagram, while Nadiya has not posted about him for seven months.

Sources close to the stunning dancer revealed that she has been confiding in BBC Breakfast presenter Dan after accepting the fact that her long-distance relationship with Matija was no longer working.

Dan has been married to Sarah for 21 years and the couple have three children. 

Silver siren: As Nadiya limbered up for the first show, Dan hinted that he is missing the show in his own Instagram post

Silver siren: As Nadiya limbered up for the first show, Dan hinted that he is missing the show in his own Instagram post

One source told MailOnline: ‘Dan and Nadiya have such a great bond and he has been a pillar of strength and support for her following the breakup with Matija.  

‘The bond between them started during Strictly, leaving the cast and crew surprised at how close they became. They were literally inseparable and got on so well and this has continued even now the series is over.’

Another source added: ‘Dan supported Nadiya with everything, including her breakup, which only made their partnership stronger.

‘He even grew close to her mother and daughter, who really enjoyed watching them dance together on Strictly.

‘Dan and Nadiya enjoy a deep and special bond, which has really helped her to get on with her new life following the split.’ 

With her girls: The Strictly professional has distracted herself from the breakup by immersing herself in intense rehearsals this week for the show's live tour, which kicks off on Friday

With her girls: The Strictly professional has distracted herself from the breakup by immersing herself in intense rehearsals this week for the show’s live tour, which kicks off on Friday

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