BBC Strictly Come Dancing: Dan Walker replaced on BBC Breakfast as show undergoes major shake-up

BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker may have bitten off more than he can chew by stepping up to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing as the presenter is juggling several responsibilities.

Before signing up to Strictly, Dan had already said that he would have to balance making the rehearsals in London with his home life in Sheffield and the filming of the BBC Breakfast show in Salford.

Dan usually hosts the programme Monday to Wednesday alongside fellow show host Sally Nuget, but this morning he was replaced on the red sofa by Jon Kay.

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Weather lady Carol Kirkwood was also on the presenters’ couch, making her return to the show after being replaced by new weather girl Sarah Keith-Lucas.

There was no explanation for Dan’s absence, but in a tweet he shared on Tuesday evening, it appeared that he was in London rehearsing with his Strictly dance partner Nadiya Bychkova.

In the post, Dan reveals that the two of them will be performing the Tango on Saturday night’s edition of the dance competition.

He says: “It’s actually my favourite [dance] so far. I mean, I know I say that a lot… but honestly it’s so much fun.”

The dance partners even came up with a story for the routine.

Dan said: “Remember the couple from the end of the Rumba, where [Nadiya] walked off and I was at the piano? Same couple!”

Nadiya then says “they’re meeting now in Buenos Aires,” before Dan adds, “and we’re doing a Tango!”

But BBC Breakfast viewers were sad to see their favourite presenter no longer hosting the programme, with one tweeting: “Dan and Sally definitely make BBC Breakfast worth watching”.

Sally herself was also a relatively new addition to the show, coming in to replace presenter Louise Minchin who stepped down after more than 20 years of service.

Fans however can catch up with Louise who is currently giving it a go on this year’s line-up on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

BBC Breakfast airs from 6am every day on BBC One.

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