‘I’ve loved her for over half of my life:’ Strictly’s Dan Walker leaves fans in tears with a moving tribute to his wife Sarah following an emotional performance to her favourite song
Dan Walker paid an emotional tribute to his wife Sarah leaving fans emotional on Saturday’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing.
The BBC Breakfast presenter, 44, and partner Nadiya Bychova performed the Viennese Waltz to Billy Joel’s She’s Always a Woman.
The star admitted that the song is one of the pair’s favourites and is a warming reminder of when he and Sarah first met at Sheffield University when they were both students.
Love of his life: Dan Walker, 44, paid an emotional tribute to his wife Sarah leaving fans emotional on Saturday’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing
The heartfelt performance which was the shows opener earned Dan his highest score yet a whopping 28 points.
After his stand out performance the star proudly spoke about the love of his life. leaving fans emotional at his response.
He told host Claudia Winkleman, ‘I’m going to gush over her for a moment. She is one of those people the you know her the more you love her. And I’ve loved her for over half of my life.’
Sweet: The BBC Breakfast presenter, 44, and partner Nadiya Bychova performed the Viennese Waltz to Billy Joel’s She’s Always a Woman
The camera then panned to Sarah, with Dan adding: ‘There she is, she’s such a special person and I love her to bits. I hope she enjoyed that because we really loved that.’
Nadiya also gushed over Sarah and her partner Dan because she could feel ‘free to dance’.
Those watching at home soon commented on the adorable moment, which left them very emotional indeed.
Tribute: Dan paid a gushing tribute to his wife Sarah on the hit BBC show, before earning a score of 28 points, his highest yet
Fans flocked to social media to share their thoughts on the dance and the emotional exchange.
With fan Isabelle Grassini posting on Twitter ‘That was just beautiful’, followed by three purple heart emoji’s.
Another shared: ‘This was simply stunning. well done’ with an applause emoji.
Tribute: Friends and fans were proud of Dan’s performance, sharing their emotional reactions to the dance
A third added: ‘Honouring his wide on Strictly a class act. And beautiful Viennese Waltz,’
One fan also wrote: ‘This was Dan’s strongest dance vt far!!! A gorgeous tribute to his wife. She would have loved that routine. Dan’s ballroom hold is excellent and he’s got a wonderful posture perfect for Ballroom.
‘Dan is a ballroom boy that’s for sure. I’m so proud of him,’ followed by two love heart emoji’s
Strictly Come Dancing continues with the results show on Sunday at 7:15pm on BBC One.
Favourite: Fans flocked to social media to praise Dan’s performance