Strictly speaking, star Dan Walker caught viewers’ attention after failing to comment on rival Piers Morgan in It Takes Two.
The presenting couple is known to have been embroiled in a bitter battle of words in recent years.
But when BBC breakfast host Dan appeared on the Strictly spin-off last night, he cleverly brushed off Piers’ latest comment.
Strict star Dan Walker appears on It Takes Two
During the show, host Rylan Clark-Neal showed Dan a tweet from Piers.
Rylan began, “I think we finally finished some beef from years past because Piers Morgan called in!”
Then he read the tweet and said, “Very disappointing from Mr. Dan Walker … I was hoping it would be a lot worse than that!”
I’m much more interested in what my daughter thought.
Rylan continued, “That’s a sneaky compliment and you know he can’t moan about ratings on this show!”
Dan managed to distract the tweet, however, saying “who” when Piers’ name was mentioned.
Performing with partner Nadiya Bychkova, he added, “That’s true. I’m much more interested in what my daughter thought. “
The moment did not go unnoticed by Strictly viewers as they rushed to praise Dan.
On Twitter one said: “Good subtle dis from Dan there. Don’t even mention Morgan. # It takes two. “
Another added: “Dan, who stood aside Piers Morgan’s comment, was brilliant. Inner voice Dan says what a [bleep] # It takes two. “
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A third wrote: “I love that Dan is completely disinterested in Piers Morgan’s tweet #ItTakesTwo.”
A fourth shared: “He couldn’t have dismissed this comment better if he had tried to go to Dan @mrdanwalker.”
A fifth commented, “Well done Dan Walker at #ItTakesTwo that he got a tweet from P Morgs and just ignored it and immediately started talking about his family. Don’t give this man the attention he desperately desires. #Strict.”
Good subtle dis from Dan there. Don’t even mention Morgan. # It takes two
– Roz Laws (@rozlaws) October 1, 2021
He couldn’t have dismissed that comment better if he had tried to leave Dan @mrdanwalker
– Sparks (@ Sophia16505448) October 1, 2021
Well done Dan Walker # It takes two for getting a tweet from Fr. Morgs and simply ignoring it to immediately start talking about his family. Don’t give this man the attention he desperately desires. #Strict
– Neil Iwanicki (@n_a_iwanicki) October 1, 2021
Shouldn’t worry about what Morgan has to say, he couldn’t even do the Hokey Cokey and get it right….# It takes two
– Greg Phillips (@Greg_Phillips_) October 1, 2021
Dan Walker reveals his daughter’s sweet reaction
Last week Dan performed his first dance to The Blues Brothers’ Everybody Needs Somebody To Love.
He managed to get a score of 24 from the jury, which was enough to impress the audience at home.
The host also admitted that the performance delighted his daughter Susanna in the studio.
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At the BBC breakfast he said, “I looked over where Tess [Daly] usually comes down and there sat my wife and daughter and Susie tears ran from her eyes, real tears of joy.
“She waved to me to say ‘Well done Dad’.”
Dan continued, “It was one of the highlights of my whole life because she absolutely loved it. That was perfect for me. “
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