Piers Morgan reignites ‘feud’ with BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker over his Strictly Come Dancing exit

Piers Morgan and Dan Walker
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Piers Morgan has reignited his 'feud' with BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker over his Strictly Come Dancing exit.

Piers Morgan has reignited his 'feud' with BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker after he was eliminated from the quarter-finals of Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

Dan, who was up against AJ Odudu in the dance-off, had to leave the competition after the judges voted unanimously to send AJ through to the semi-finals.

And while Dan took the news well, admitting in his exit interview that he "would have saved AJ and Kai [Widdrington] as well”.

He praised his professional dance partner Nadiya Bychkova for teaching him to dance, later tweeting, '@NadiyaBychkova is a superstar: kind, encouraging, funny, clever, the best teacher I could ever have hoped for & a great friend.'

But the outspoken former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan couldn't resist taking to Twitter to rub salt in his wounds and mock Dan Walker on his exit from Strictly.

He tweeted, 'You came 5th, mate,' he tweeted. 'She needed a better pupil.'

But in doing so, Piers appeared to anger his own followers, with one tweeting, 'Absolutely no need for this tweet.'

Former Westlife star Brian McFadden tweeted, 'Don’t be mean ya f***** @mrdanwalker did a great job. You’ve two left feet.'

And another unhappy fan wrote, 'Instead of criticising what has been an excellent journey of zero dance experience to being able to dance, why don’t you put yourself up for it next year and see if you can do any better?'

It's not the first time Piers has targetted Dan online - the pair have previously traded insults over the ratings war of BBC Breakfast and Good Morning Britain before Piers sensationally quit the show earlier this year.

Sharing a selfie on the day of Morgan’s exit, Walker tweeted, 'This was taken a few seconds before I stormed off set because Carol said it was going to be chilly this weekend.'

Piers responded, 'I’m surprised BBC bosses didn’t storm in and drag you off set after yesterday’s ratings came in.'

Dan returned to work on the BBC Breakfast sofa, where he discussed his exit from the competition.

And Piers, who has since got another job in a huge career move, decided to reignite the 'feud' to which Dan is yet to respond.

No doubt he is too busy replying to all the nice comments from fans that he hasn't got time for Pier's put-downs.

Dan shared a clip from his last dance and captioned it, 'I’m sad it’s over but I’m so thankful it happened  We had an amazing run & the right 4 people are in the SF - Rose, John AJ & Rhys are all brilliant. I’m so glad everyone has seen the real @NadiyaBychkova this series. She taught me how to dance… I taught her cricket.' 

You can watch the semi-final of Strictly on BBC One this Saturday followed by the results show on Sunday.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)