Carol Kirkwood defends BBC Breakfast co-star Dan Walker amid 'furious' Strictly reaction

Dan also paid tribute to Carol on BBC Breakfast, telling co-star Sally Nugent: “Carol Kirkwood was there.

“Just before we started, I had a little glance over and I saw a huge grin right on the front row.”

As he showed his gratitude for her attendance, Dan and Sally watched over the clips of his Charleston on Saturday, which included some tricky lifts.

He said of Nadiya: “She was brilliant. This lift here, by the way, wait for it…”

“Get your bum over there, go on. Yeah, have some of that,” he commented as she flipped over his shoulder.