Dan Walker Has The Perfect Response To Piers Morgan's Jibe About His Strictly Exit

Dan Walker and Piers Morgan
Dan Walker and Piers Morgan

As sure as night follows day, it was only a matter of time until Piers Morgan had a dig about his old rival Dan Walker’s exit from Strictly Come Dancing.

Piers couldn’t resist making a jibe on Twitter after the BBC Breakfast presenter missed out on a place in next week’s semi-final following Sunday night’s dance-off against AJ Odudu.

After Sunday’s results show, Dan tweeted his praise for his professional dance partner Nadiya Bychkova, calling her a “superstar”.

“Well… what a ride,” he tweeted. “#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.”

Just minutes later, Piers tweeted: “You came 5th, mate. She needed a better pupil.”

You came 5th, mate.
She needed a better pupil. https://t.co/GPAru6jPTQ

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 5, 2021

However, Dan hit back with the perfect response, reminding Piers about his infamous walk-out from Good Morning Britain earlier this year.

Sharing a gif of the moment Piers stormed off the set of the ITV morning show following a heated debate with his former colleague Alex Beresford about Meghan Markle, Dan said: “I did think about walking off when @CraigRevHorwood gave me some grief in week 2 but… who does that?”

Morning. I did think about walking off when @CraigRevHorwood gave me some grief in week 2 but… who does that? 😬😂 https://t.co/A1l8MV4fdg pic.twitter.com/WxVt4rHQ7x

— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) December 6, 2021

Maybe Piers should sign up for next year’s series of Strictly and we’ll all get a chance to see how well he’d fare on the dance floor?

Following his exit from Strictly, Dan admitted there was “no way I could compete” with the remaining four contestants.

Speaking on Monday’s BBC Breakfast, the 44-year-old revealed his body had “given up”.

“I think the right people are in the semi-finals, the best four dancers in the competition, he said. “My time had come to an end, there’s no way I could compete.

“My body’s given up,” he added. “It lasted eight weeks – a lot longer than I thought it would – but it’s been great.”

Four couples – TV presenter AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington, EastEnders actor Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, Bake Off winner John Whaite and Johannes Radebe, and CBBC host Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu – remain in the competition for the semi-finals.

The Strictly Come Dancing semi-final airs on 11 December at 7.05pm, with the results show on 12 December 12 at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.


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