Strictly quarter-finalist Dan Walker has hit back on Instagram after enduring a barrage of abuse online.
The BBC Breakfast host, 44, came under fire again last night (Sunday, November 28) as he avoided the dance off.
But it seems Dan continues to come in for stick from Strictly fans who believe he shouldn’t have made it this far.
How did Strictly star Dan Walker slap down his haters?
Dan addressed his detractors on Instagram yesterday evening following the results show announcement.
He posted a clip from his performance on Saturday (November 27) night, showing him smirking at the camera.
The moment came at the end of his Rumba with Nadiya Bychkova.
It showed him skimming his fingers down the keys of a piano in celebration before Nadiya jumps into his arms.
What did Dan say?
Dan captioned the upload: “Thank you to everyone who is sending lovely messages and enjoying us having fun on #Strictly.”
He continued: “And to the few who say ‘just leave’, ‘Aren’t you ashamed?’, ‘You’re a disgrace’, ‘It’s a fix’ (which I don’t get), or ‘Who is voting for them?’… IT’S A TV SHOW!”
See you in the quarter finals.
Dan cheekily signed off, adding a laughing emoji to his words: “See you in the quarter finals.”
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How Instagram fans reacted
Many of those making comments on Dan’s post expressed how wholeheartedly they are behind him and Nadiya.
“Ignore them Dan you are a joy to watch,” implored one follower.
Another echoed Dan’s words by writing: “It is a TV show about a journey of learning to dance and enjoying it. Spot on what you are doing and why we are enjoying it!”
And a third supporter added: “Dan you have the best attitude and response to the haters. You and @nadiyabychkova are a joy to watch. Keeeep dancing!”
Strictly Come Dancing next airs on Saturday December 4 on BBC One at 6.40pm.
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