Dan Walker hits back at Piers Morgan

If there’s one thing we know about Piers Morgan, it’s that he’s not afraid of confrontation, but BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker has always come across as an extremely amiable chap.

However, the two have been at each other following Dan’s elimination from Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend, when he was voted out in a dance-off against AJ Odudu.

Strictly Dan

In keeping with his generally lovely demeanour, Dan shared a sweet tribute to dance partner Nadiya Bychkova on Twitter, thanking the professional for being ‘the best teacher’ and ‘a great friend’.

‘Well… what a ride! #Strictly has been a truly wonderful experience for me. I enjoyed every second,’ he wrote.

‘@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.’

While the tweet received plenty of love from fans, Piers Morgan was less positive, commenting: ‘You came 5th, mate. She needed a better pupil.’

In a similarly playful comeback, Dan shared the infamous clip of Piers walking out of Good Morning Britain, saying ‘I did think about walking off when @CraigRevHorwood gave me some grief in week 2 but… who does that?’

Touché Dan, touché.

Further reflecting on his time on Strictly, Dan said ‘I’m sad it’s over but I’m so thankful it happened’, adding that the ‘right four’ people remained.

In other Strictly news, the remaining couples’ dances and songs for the semi-finals have now been revealed – it’s shaping up to be a good’un!

Rhys & Nancy

Samba to It Had Better Be Tonight (Meglio Stasera) by Michael Bublé.

Tango to One Vision by Queen.

AJ & Kai

Rumba to Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee.

Quickstep to Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman.

Rose & Giovanni

Argentine Tango to A Evaristo Carriego by Eduardo Rovira.

Waltz to How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding.

John & Johannes

Jive to Higher Power by Coldplay.

Couple’s Choice to Hometown Glory by Adele.