Dan Walker stepped out after work at BBC Breakfast in Salford with his Strictly dance partner Nadiya Bychkova on Monday morning, following a recent trip to A&E.
The broadcaster, 44, who is taking part in this year’s show, looked as if he was ready for dance practice as he wore blue jogging trousers and a green padded jacket.
Professional dancer Nadiya, 32, who is was revealed to be partenered with on Saturday,was all smiles as she donned a black leather biker jacket.
Dancing duo! Dan Walker, 44, stepped out after work at BBC Breakfast in Salford with Strictly dance partner Nadiya Bychkova, 32, on Monday morning, following a recent trip to A&E.
Nadiya elevated her frame with trendy heeled mules and carried her belongings in a quilted Chanel bag which she slung across her body.
Accessorising further, she kept with the biker theme framing her face with oversized black aviator sunglasses and wore huge gold hoops in her ears.
The dancing duo looked in high spirits as they laughed together walking down the Manchester street.
Looking good: The broadcaster looked as if he was ready for dance practice as he wore sporty blue jogging trousers and a green puffer jacket while Nadiya wore a leather jacket and heels
The outing comes days after he revealed he was rushed to A&E while training for the show after running into a glass door.
Dan took to Instagram on Friday sharing a masked-up selfie from the hospital, as he told fans he’d been left feeling ‘a little wobbly’ in the wake of his injury.
‘Bit of head-based drama today! After whacking my noggin on the big glass window yesterday I got sent to A&E today because I was feeling a little wobbly.
‘A lovely nurse at Barnet Hospital called Karina checked my vitals and 6ft 9 Consultant Erik Witt gave me a CT scan to check for a bleed on the brain. Thankfully… all ok.
‘I’ve got to rest for a couple of days – so I’ll be a bit behind – but ready to dig in again next week,’ he explained.
Ouch: The outing comes days after he revealed he was rushed to A&E while training for the show after running into a glass door
He ended on sentimental note: ‘A timely reminder of how amazing the NHS is and, even though I’m not allowed to tell you who my Strictly pro is… I can tell you that she waited for hours in the car park to make sure I was ok.
‘Whatever happens on the telly… she has a friend for life.’
Dan also took to his Instagram stories to share the mishap with his fans and said: ‘Things I learned yesterday… Don’t run into glass doors or get a big lump on your head.’
Dan recently revealed that his three children, who he shares with wife Sarah, ‘really wanted’ to see him take part, added he has already been warned to avoid introducing any of his ‘dad dancing’ into his Strictly routines.
Speaking to MailOnline ahead of the series launch, Dan said: ‘I nearly gave the game away, we all shared a YouTube account at home and the kids were looking up something and the last thing they saw was ”how to Charleston for beginnings” and then they said ”dad is there something you want to tell us?”’
Updates: Dan took to Instagram on Friday sharing a masked-up selfie from the hospital, as he told fans he’d been left feeling ‘a little wobbly’ in the wake of his injury
Oops! Dan has also shared the hilarious moment his children nearly discovered that he was taking part in the show
‘Obviously I talked it through with my wife Sarah, I didn’t tell the kids until the weekend before the Tuesday I was announced, I don’t know why I was so secretive about it, and I had lots of stuff to talk about so I wanted to keep it to one side really.’
This year’s Strictly will see 15 celebrities take to the dancefloor with their professional partners.
The partnerships were announced on Saturday evening, with Baker John Whaites making history by becoming one half of the first all-male pairing alongside Johannes Radebe.
Meanwhile, Greg Wise is paired with Karen Hauer, Tom Fletcher with Amy Dowden and AJ Odudu & Kai Widdrington.
Other celebrities include comedians Judi Love and Robert Webb, and and CBBC presenter Tilly Ramsay.
Despite the easing of Covid restrictions across the UK, bosses have confirmed that many of last year’s protocols will continue for this series, including couples forming Covid-safe ‘bubbles’ so they can train and perform safely.
The show will also see the return of a live audience, after most of the 2020 series was plagued by England’s ongoing lockdowns.
Strictly Come Dancing airs every Saturday at 7pm.
Learning some pointers? The BBC Breakfast presenter who has three children with his wife Sarah, confessed they caught him watching a YouTube video titled ‘Charleston For Beginners’
It’s back! Strictly Come Dancing airs every Saturday at 7pm
STRICTLY COME DANCING 2021: WHO ARE THE COUPLES?
TOM FLETCHER & AMY DOWDEN
Celebrity’s Age: 36
Profession: McFly musician
Tom says: ‘I’m so pleased the news is out it’s been so hard keeping it secret. Equal parts excited and terrified.’
Fun fact: Tom’s McFly bandmate Harry Judd won Strictly Come Dancing in 2011. Tom’s wife Giovanna Fletcher is the reigning champion of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
ROBERT WEBB & DIANNE BUSWELL
Celebrity’s Age: 48
Profession: Actor and comedian
Robert says: ‘It’s very exciting but with a slight undertone of quivering terror.’
Fun Fact: Robert squeezed into a shiny leotard to take the title of Let’s Dance For Comic Relief in 2009, performing What A Feeling from ’80s film Flashdance, beating the likes of Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness to the title.
RHYS STEPHENSON & NANCY XU
Celebrity’s Age: 27
Profession: CBBC presenter
Rhys says: ‘I have dreamt about being on this show, and I know for a fact that it is going to exceed every expectation’
Fun fact: Rhys has been an actor since the age of ten, performing alongside Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville.
KATIE MCGLYNN & GORKA MARQUEZ
Celebrity’s Age: 28
Katie says: ‘I’m really not a dancer, but I’m so excited to learn a new skill on this crazy journey and cannot wait to slip into some sequins along the way.’
Fun fact: Katie, who played Sinead Tinker in Corrie, won a NTA for Best Serial Drama Performance in 2020.
TILLY RAMSAY & NIKITA KUZMIN
Celebrity’s Age: 19
Profession: CBBC presenter
Tilly says: ’I’m going to put my heart and soul into this and can’t wait to get my dancing shoes on!’
Fun fact: Tilly’s father is celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and the pair often star in dancing TikTok videos.
NINA WADIA & NEIL JONES
Celebrity’s Age: 52
Nina says: ‘I think I should do this before I’m too old and can’t walk anymore. I just want to grab life by the horns and just enjoy it.’
Fun fact: Nina is a JDRF Ambassador and was awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List.
ADAM PEATY & KATYA JONES
Celebrity’s Age: 26
Adam says: ‘I’m really looking forward to doing something totally different and challenging myself away from the pool.’
Fun fact: Adam becoming the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title at Tokyo 2020.
UGO MONYE & OTI MABUSE
Celebrity’s Age: 38
Profession: Rugby player and sports pundit
Ugo says: ‘What a dream come true! Strictly is the biggest entertainment show on TV and I can’t wait to show everyone I’ve got more than just dad dancing moves.
Fun fact: Beginning his rugby career at Harlequins in 2002, Ugo went on to make 241 appearances for the club where he scored 89 tries, won a Premiership and made his England debut in 2008.
AJ ODUDU & KAI WIDDRINGTON
Celebrity’s Age: 33
Profession: TV presenter
AJ says: ‘I think it’s going to be really challenging. I can’t wait for the sequins, the wigs, the glitz and the glamour.’
Fun Fact: Apocalypse Wow hosts AJ has featured on a whopping 14 TV shows this year, competing in the likes oF Cooking With The Stars and Celebrity Karaoke Club. She has appeared as a panelist on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two in the past, too.
JOHN WHAITE & JOHANNES RADEBE
Celebrity’s Age: 33
Profession: Great British Bake Off Winner and TV chef
John says: ‘I’m so grateful, excited, and nervous to be joining the Strictly 2021 family… I’ve been wearing sequins and jazzy attire since I was three years old and can’t wait to hurl myself, full throttle, around the most glamorous dance floor on earth’
Fun Fact: The duo are the first ever all-male partnering – the first in 17 years of the show.
SARA DAVIES & ALJAZ SKORJANEC
Celebrity’s Age: 37
Sara says: ‘I’m really nervous because so far the producers keep asking me if I can dance… Truth be told – I haven’t got a clue! I’ve not danced since I did ballet lessons when I was little.’
Fun fact: Sara was the youngest ever dragon on BBC show Dragons’ Den.
DAN WALKER & NADIYA BYCHKOVA
Celebrity’s Age: 44
Dan says: ‘I’m enjoying the experience when it starts of learning to dance. I’ll be honest I’m not making room on any shelves in my house for the glitterball.’
Fun fact: Dan recently quit Football Focus after 12 years at the helm and has been covering Tokyo Olympics.
GREG WISE & KAREN HAUER
Celebrity’s Age: 55
Greg says: ‘It’s about being out there and exposing yourself as someone who can’t dance, and learning.’
Fun fact: Greg is married to the actress Emma Thompson who he met while filming Sense and Sensibility.
ROSE AYLING-ELLIS & GIOVANNI PERNICE
Celebrity’s Age: 30
Rose says: ‘I hope I will do the deaf community proud and break down more barriers. I am also very excited to learn an incredible new skill.’
Fun fact: Rose will make history as Strictly’s first deaf contestant.
JUDI LOVE & GRAZIANO DI PRIMA
Celebrity’s Age: 41
Judi says: ‘I’m truly looking forward to pushing myself in something that I could have only dreamed of doing and now it’s actually coming true!’
Fun fact: Judi began comedy when she performed a set in front of her class for a degree module.