Strictly star Dan Walker to honour his wife with moving dance to her favourite song

Dan Walker has revealed that his song choice for Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing routine is a loving tribute to his wife.

The BBC Breakfast star, 44, will be dancing to one of his wife Sarah’s favourite songs as he hits the ballroom on Saturday.

Alongside his dance partner Nadiya Bychkova, Dan will be dancing a Viennese Waltz to Billy Joel’s She’s Always a Woman.

Talking on ITV’s Lorraine, Dan explained: “We're doing a Viennese Waltz, and we're doing it to one of the greatest tunes of all time, which is Billy Joel She's Always a Woman.

"And it's one of my wife's favourite songs, and Nadiya has choreographed with my wife Sarah in mind."

Nadiya, 32, confirmed: "It's dedicated to her and it's beautiful music and I just tried my best to make sure Daniel will love the choreography and I hope Sarah will like it, too."

Lorraine replied: "Aw that's so gorgeous, I love that.

"And then you'll be able to do it at home with Sarah and that'll be your special dance and that'll be gorgeous."

Lorraine asked the pair how they’ve found their Strictly experience so far.

"He doesn't really sleep much but he works really hard," Nadiya replied. "He never complains and I just love the work ethic he has. He gives 100 percent, he tries whatever I tell him to do.

"And it is tough to learn something you never did before, it's not easy at all but yeah, he's given his all."

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Dan added that Nadiya has become part of his family, often coming over for dinner or joining family outings.

"You know what, sometimes people just walk into your life at the right time don't they?" he said.

"I think that's how we both feel about this sort of dancing relationship, because Nadiya's become a big part of our family.”

Last week, Dan and Nadiya performed the Cha Cha along to MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This, scoring 26 out of a possible 40 points.

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Actor Greg Wise and his dance partner Karen Hauer were eliminated after scoring 19 out of 40 for their Samba to Macarena by Los Del Rio.

Dan was sad to see Greg leave, tweeting: “Very sad to see Greg leave #strictly. He is one of those who lifts other.

"I will remember the jam he made for everyone, the kind words after my fluffed Foxtrot and the way he looked at @1judilove during the dance-off. He was so happy she had done well. Class! Take care Greg.”

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