Piers Morgan’s brutal and ‘unnecessary’ swipe angers Strictly fans amid Dan Walker exit | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
Piers Morgan, 56, couldn’t help teasing his former breakfast show TV nemesis Dan Walker, 44, who he has been locked in a ratings battle with for the past five years, after he became the 11th celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly during Sunday’s results show. But as he and pro partner Nadiya Bychkova waved goodbye to the ballroom floor one final time, the former Good Morning Britain star saw the opportunity to reignite their ongoing online feud.
Following the results show, Dan penned a sweet tribute to Nadiya after he narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-finals after the dance-off against AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington.
Taking to Twitter, Dan shared: “Well… what a ride!
“#Strictly has been a truly wonderful experience for me. I enjoyed every second. @NadiyaBychkova is a superstar: kind, encouraging, funny, clever, the best teacher I could ever have hoped for & a great friend.
“Thanks for the support & thanks for having us.”
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The BBC Breakfast host was told by online trolls that they wished “he’d break his leg” and “go bald”, while another told him “I f*****g hate you,” and a third said they’d sue him and his “s*** dancing.”
However, many others told the former Football Focus presenter he was an inspiration for many people out there and heaped praise on his commitment and enthusiasm.
Dan addressed the “uncomfortable” situation after his elimination, explaining to viewers: “The last 11 weeks have been amazing, I genuinely have loved every second of it.
“If I go back to the first day when we were asked to dance in front of some glitterballs, at that point, if there would’ve been a fire exit, I felt that uncomfortable, I’d have just walked away.