BBC Breakfast and Football Focus presenter and Strictly star Dan Walker is not originally from Sheffield. He grew up in Crawley, West Sussex but moved to Sheffield when he was 18 for university. He did a BA in history and an MA in broadcast journalism at the University of Sheffield and now lives in the city with his family
BBC Breakfast and Football Focus presenter and Strictly star Dan Walker is not originally from Sheffield. He grew up in Crawley, West Sussex but moved to Sheffield when he was 18 for university. He did a BA in history and an MA in broadcast journalism at the University of Sheffield and now lives in the city with his family

Strictly Come Dancing: Dan Walker and Sheffield stars of the show and past live tours in pictures

If you’re a Strictly fan from Sheffield, you will probably be cheering on BBC presenter Dan Walker, who lives in the city and even trains here.

Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 10:23 am

Dan and his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova aren’t the only local connections to the popular show, however – past winning professional dancer Darren Bennett is a Sheffielder and Dan and Nadiya train at his family’s Hillsborough dance studio. That’s where Nadiya has been seen behind a bar, doing her Yorkshire barmaid impression.

And Barnsley-born cricketer Darren Gough is a past winner of the show, too – he was partnered by Darren’s wife and dance partner, Lilia Kopylova. Small world, eh?

Here’s some pictures of those stars and past Strictly Live tours in Sheffield.

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