STRICTLY Come Dancing star Dan Walker collapsed to the ground during rehearsals saying his partner had ‘broken’ him.
Dan, 44, made his debut on Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night as it was revealed he is to dance alongside pro partner Nadiya Bychkova.
Strictly Come Dancing’s Dan Walker says his partner Nadiya Bychkova broke him as he collapsed to the floor in rehearsals
The BBC Breakfast star is balancing his work on the morning news show with intense Strictly rehearsals, including waking up everyday at three o’clock in the morning.
His intense schedule got the best of him and in a moment on the ground, managed to fall fast asleep.
Dan posted the photo of himself snoozing on the floorboards saying Nadiya’s rehearsal regimen had ‘broken’ him.
“She actually broke me yesterday 😂😴. I got down there to stretch and I was long gone,” he captioned the post.
“3am starts got me in the end. @nadiyabychkova@bbcstrictly #ShortsSocksSmartShoesForTheWin #TeamWalkova.”
Nadiya was quick to reply on his post, saying it was ‘sweet’ and Dan was an ‘amazing partner’.
She commented: “Partner🙈That was the sweetest thing, I was still talking to you, but you were gone🤣.
“Great chat🤣you are absolutely amazing partner, not sure I ever saw anyone in my life working as hard as you do💪🏻.
“Grateful to have you as my partner! #TeamWalkova.”
On Saturday night, Dan sung the praises of his pro partner Nadiya -who patiently waited hours for him as he attended A&E following a head injury.
The 44-year-old star revealed yesterday that he’d suffered a horror accident after crashing into a glass door when running to get his wallet.
Sharing selfies from his hospital dash, the BBC Breakfast favourite revealed he’d been taken in after feeling “woozy” – just a day before Strictly’s launch.
“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,” he explained.
“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. A timely reminder of how amazing the NHS is.”
He went on to sing Nadiya’s praises on the live show as he admitted she “waisted for hours” alongside him at the hospital.
The BBC news presenter said: “I hope you all get to know Nadiya a bit too. She’s really funny and such a great teacher.
“We’ve had a real giggle already and the partnership was cemented when she waited for hours for me in A & E the other day.”
Nadiya and Dan made their Strictly debut on Saturday’s premiere episodeCredit: BBC
He revealed the pair are getting along like a house on fire and bonded when she sat in A+E with him after he injured his eyeCredit: Eroteme
The Ukrainian dancer has appeared on international versions of Strictly and is a champion ballroom dancer
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