Strictly’s Dan Walker suffers painful head injury ahead of first show but reassures fans

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Dan Walker bravely showed off a painful bump on his head to his followers via a selfie on Instagram – following a “completely stupid” injury on Thursday night.

The 44 year old sports broadcaster, who is set to take to the stage at the Strictly Come Dancing premiere on Saturday night, ran face-first into a glass door in a cartoonish accident.

The collision shocked onlookers from a nearby hotel as they ‘gasped’ when they saw the crash, which left the BBC presenter with a nasty bump above his eyebrow.

Dan shared the all-too-relatable story underneath his Instagram post as he wrote: “I’ve done something completely stupid. I left my wallet in the taxi as I checked into a hotel"

"I ran back out to chase the driver and ran straight into a giant glass door which I thought was open.

"Full deck on the floor, gasps in the restaurant… lump on the head. Thankfully… I still remember the routine.

"I got the wallet back as the driver had stopped for a fag around the corner."


Only time will tell how Dan will do on the Strictly Come Dancing stage at the premiere this weekend, where his partner will be revealed.

Former BBC Breakfast colleague and now-host of Steph’s packed lunch on Channel 4, Steph McGovern expressed her sympathies in the comments of Dan’s post.

She wrote: "Nightmare!! Hope you’re ok. I’m sure @lisaarmstrongmakeup could use her fab makeup skills to turn it into a Strictly feature lump?!"

The BBC sport host has already revealed that rehearsals for Strictly have left him ‘knackered’, but isn’t too afraid of criticism from the judges.

Speaking on Premier Christian Radio’s The Profile podcast, he said: "I never mind what people write or say about me.

"That’s because, as a Christian, I don’t take my value from what people think about me.

"I know I can’t control all those things, hurtful or hateful, whatever they might be, that people say about me or my family, or about my faith."

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