NS BBC Breakfast The presenter, who defied the odds to become one of the favorites to win this year’s series, was “consoled” by his professional partner, Nadiya Bychkova.
Walker was emotional after reviewing part of his interview with the football manager Gary Speed, which took place the day before he died by suicide in 2011.
The latest episode of Strict took place on the 10th anniversary of Speed’s death.
A source close to the program said Sun: “The two have gotten very close, and it’s a haunting, annoying watch.
“Dan tried to hold it together, but the evening’s emotions became too much after their dance and he collapsed in the dressing room.”
The source added: “Nadiya comforted him. She’s amazing, and basically let him cry on her shoulder. As a result, people were gossiping behind the scenes about Dan and Nadiya’s closeness, but it was completely innocent. “
Walker and Bychkova have had a close friendship since the show began earlier this year.
The presenter was slated to attend the final on December 18 without ever taking a break from the dreaded dance.
Last week’s episode saw Tilly Ramsay disqualified after dancing with CBBC host Rhys Stephenson.
Strict continues tonight (December 4) at 6.55pm on BBC One.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/strictly-dan-walker-b1969743.html Serious: Dan Walker ‘broken down’ after most recent performance and was ‘consoled’ by Nadiya