Strictly Come Dancing star Dan Walker made an unfortunate error of judgement when going to the cinema with wife Sarah so no longer has the power
Dan Walker found himself in the doghouse after making a blunder on date night with wife Sarah.
The Strictly Come Dancing star, who is partnered with professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova, has now received a six month ban after making an unfortunate error of judgement.
The couple met at the University of Sheffield where Dan graduated with a Masters degree in broadcast journalism in 1999.
Dan and Sarah have gone on to welcome three children together, daughters Susanna and Jessica, as well as a son named Joe.
The pair keep their romance burning by going on regular date nights, but one trip to the cinema earlier this year ended in complete disaster.
The BBC Breakfast host is now banned from choosing what movie they watch for half a year after his poor choice of blockbuster film Tenet.
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“Just watched #Tenet with Mrs Walker… or at least we think we did!” he wrote on Twitter in June. “I have no idea what it was about.”
The presenter added: “My wife has banned me from making film suggestions for at least 6 months.”
One person who was quick to sympathise was This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, who admitted it was three hours of their lives they will never get back.
It lookalike Sarah will be making all the film decisions for a while, so Dan had better get his thinking cap on when the ban is lifted at the end of the year.
The pair live now in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with Dan’s trip to the BBC offices in Salford an hour-and-a-half drive away.
Being back in the city where his romance blossomed is also a daily reminder for Dan where his marriage and family life all began.
Discussing his choice to move back to the Yorkshire city with the Daily Mail in 2018, Dan said: “My wife Sarah and I moved to Sheffield last year because it’s played a big part in our lives – we both studied here and it’s where I began broadcasting.”
Earlier this month, Dan dedicated his Viennese Waltz to his wife and performed the routine to her favourite song.
“We’re doing a Viennese waltz, and we’re doing it to one of the greatest tunes of all time, which is Billy Joel She’s Always A Woman,” he explained on Lorraine.
“And it’s one of my wife’s favourite songs, and Nadiya has choreographed with my wife Sarah in mind,” Dan added.
The Ukrainian-Slovenian pro dancer said she choreographed the Viennese waltz with Dan’s wife in mind, as Lorraine suggested Dan and Sarah can recreate the special dance at home.
“It’s dedicated to her and it’s beautiful music and I just tried my best to make sure Daniel will love the choreography and I hope Sarah will like it, too,” she shared.
Family is incredibly important to Dan, and last month he took some time off from his hosting duties to spend more time with his loved ones.
He tweeted: “Back soon. Just spending time with the family,” before adding a thumbs up emoji.
Dan is mostly very private about his family life but does speak about his kids – and a blunder on his Wikipedia page caused by a joke.
It previously erroneously claimed his son was called Chuck, due to a joke he had made.
“About 5 years ago I joked in an interview that I loved @chucknorris & I’d name a son after him,” he explained on Instagram . “My daft mate now keeps changing my wiki page to claim I have a son called ‘Chuck’.”
*Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight on BBC One at 6.45pm
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