Dan Walker pays emotional tribute to Louise Minchin with first Strictly dance

Dan Walker pays emotional tribute to Louise Minchin with first Strictly dance

09/25/2021

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There wasn't a dry eye in sight when Dan Walker announced that he was devoting his first Strictly Come Dancing performance to his former BBC Breakfast co-star Louise Minchin.

Dan and his co-star wife had worked together on the iconic red sofa for six years before Louise announced she was leaving the programme after 20 years of service.

Louise's last day on the programme was September 15 and just ten days on Dan is still clearly missing his partner in crime.

After giving it his all on the dance floor this evening – and later collapsing onto the floor with exhaustion – he stood up to declare his kind gesture.

He said: "I'm dedicating my first performance to Louise. She left recently and I hope she's resting and watching at home."

At that point, Claudia explained that Louise would be joining via video link to wish Dan well in the competition.

Up popped the former newsreader leaving Dan stunned but touched at her own tribute to him.

She looked incredibly glam, wearing dark eye-shadow and nude matt lip stick.

Her blonde locks were groomed into bouncy curls as she gushed praise for her friend.

Although, Louise had been impressed with Dan's performance the judges felt he needed to make a few improvements.

Craig Revel Horwood picked up on the fact the BBC TV presenter had been "counting his steps" while performing.

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  • Dan Walker
  • Louise Minchin
  • Strictly Come Dancing

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