Dan Walker feeling ‘thoroughly inadequate’ after Strictly Come Dancing mistake

Strictly: Dan Walker addresses his live show mistake

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BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker and professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova managed to avoid the dance-off after coming 13th on the leaderboard during Saturday’s instalment of Strictly Come Dancing. Reflecting on a blunder he made in his Strictly performance on Tuesday’s BBC Breakfast, the 44-year-old admitted he felt “thoroughly inadequate”.

Dan received some harsh criticism from the Strictly judges on Saturday with Anton Du Beke confessing he was “mortified” for the star.

Longstanding judge Craig Revel Horwood told Dan: “You really need to work on your arms, they’re not working as they should.”

The dad-of-three had messed up a few of the steps in his Prince Charming inspired routine which saw him receive a rather low score. 

However, he narrowly escaped the dance-off which Judi Love and Katie McGlynn had to compete in. 

Katie ended up being eliminated from the competition, a week after EastEnders star Nina Wadia. 

On Tuesday’s BBC Breakfast, Dan was speaking with co-presenter Sally Nugent and sports journalist Katherine Downes about the latest cricket news. 

They were praising Irish player Amy Hunter, 16, who has become the youngest player to hit an international century. 

Sally said that Amy was “amazing”.

But as the hosts gushed over the cricket star’s success, Dan couldn’t help but say: “I feel thoroughly inadequate – again.”

Dan had previously admitted he was “gutted” by his Strictly mistake and it became clear he was referencing the dancing error once more on BBC Breakfast.

Katherine chimed in: “Oh, come on! Dan Walker!”

A supportive Sally interjected: “We need to build him up, don’t make him feel inadequate! You’ve got it Dan!”

However, Dan was quick to insist: “I’m fine, don’t worry. I’ve got it this week, I’m in the zone.”

Thankfully, Dan has a fleet of fans who took to Twitter to show their support for the presenter.

Barbara Farnan said: “I think Dan is improving each week! It is so difficult for tall people to dance without looking too gangly!! He was gutted he made a mistake!!”

Mark added: “Gotta brush yourself down and move on Dan. Mistakes happen. There’s a lot to remember in dance routines. So easy to get lost, especially when exhausted. You got this.”

Sarah Parkinson said: “Our Strictly votes were yours anyway but we’ll chuck you a few more! Good luck with the Cha-Cha-Cha!”

This weekend, Dan will be dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha with his dance partner Nadiya. 

The pair will be hoping their Latin routine to U Can’t Touch This will thrill both judges and the viewers at home.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One on Saturday at 6.45pm. 

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