Dan Walker shares fears on prioritising Strictly training ‘I don’t know how it can work’

Strictly: Dan Walker reveals he’s lost ‘a third of a stone’

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The BBC Breakfast host is among the 15 famous faces hoping to dance his way to the final in the hit BBC competition Strictly Come Dancing. But the 44-year-old has a busy schedule, with presenting the morning show taking up a lot of his time, and other jobs coming up. While some people temporarily give up work to fully focus on learning the steps each week, Dan is taking a more relaxed approach.

“That is a very good question,” he said when asked about juggling his commitments.

He added: “Because having watched the programme for a long time I know that everybody does things differently.

“Some people give up their jobs for three months.

“Some people move to London and concentrate on the programme.

“I’ve always been busy so I don’t quite know how it’s gonna work with training at the start of the week and I’m also doing the NFL show as well, which I record with Jason [Bell] and Osi [Umenyiora].

“Jason knows all about this programme of course.

“But yeah, I’ve got my two jobs plus Strictly to do, so I’ll fit the training in where I can.”

Dan continued: “I’m determined that I won’t go out of this competition for not trying.

“I will definitely do as much training as I possibly can around other stuff.

“I think probably not doing 100 percent Strictly gives you a good bit of perspective and normal life as well.”

The journalist also admitted there was one aspect of the show which terrifies him.

“I’ve had lots of discussions about the outfits,” he revealed.

“I suppose in my general headspace at the minute I’m sort of 40 percent excited, 60 percent terrified.

“And that would exist around the outfits as well. But so far, there’s been a few funky tuxedos, rather tighter shirts than I would normally wear.

“I’ll be concerned once we get towards the sort of see-through numbers, I’ll try to avoid that – leave that to the boys with the muscles!”

“But that’s part of Strictly isn’t it, you’ve got to understand that you will wear stuff that you don’t normally wear,” he continued.

“I think my kids are particularly looking forward to it.”

In last week’s opening show, Dan was partnered with ballroom and Latin American dancer Nadiya Bychkova.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.45pm on BBC One.

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