‘I’ve loved her for over half of my life:’ Strictly’s Dan Walker leaves fans in tears with a moving tribute to his wife Sarah following performance to her favourite song   

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Dan Walker penned an emotional tribute to his wife Sarah, leaving fans emotional in Saturday’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing.

BBC Breakfast presenter, 44, and partner Nadia Bichova perform a Viennese waltz for Billy Joel’s She’s Always a Woman.

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Starr admitted that the song is one of the pair’s favorites and that it was reminiscent of the time he and Sarah first met at the University of Sheffield when they were both students.

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The love of his life: Dan Walker, 44, penned an emotional tribute to his wife Sarah, leaving fans emotional in Saturday’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing.

The heartfelt performance that was the show’s opener earned Dan his highest score yet at 28.

After his stand out performance the star proudly spoke about the love of his life. Fans got emotional on his reaction.

He told host Claudia Winkleman, ‘I’m going to linger on that for a moment. He is one of those people that you know him as much as you love him. And I have loved him for more than half my life.’

Sweet: BBC Breakfast presenter, 44, and partner Nadia Bichova perform a Viennese waltz for Billy Joel's She's Always a Woman

Sweet: BBC Breakfast presenter, 44, and partner Nadia Bichova perform a Viennese waltz for Billy Joel’s She’s Always a Woman

The camera then pans to Sarah, with Dan saying: ‘He’s out there, he’s such a special person and I love him to bits. I hope she enjoys it because we really loved her.’

Nadia also lashed out at Sarah and her partner Dan because she could ‘feel free to dance’.

Those watching at home soon commented on the adorable moment, which made them very emotional indeed.

Tribute: Dan paid an emotional tribute to his wife Sarah on the BBC's hit show, before scoring 28 points, his highest score ever.

Tribute: Dan paid an emotional tribute to his wife Sarah on the BBC’s hit show, before scoring 28 points, his highest score ever.

Fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the dance and emotional exchange.

Fan Isabelle Grassini posted ‘That was just beautiful’ on Twitter, followed by three purple heart emojis.

Another shared: ‘It was simply amazing. Well done’ with an applause emoji.

Tribute: Friends and fans were proud of Dan's performance, shared their emotional reactions to the dance

Tribute: Friends and fans were proud of Dan’s performance, shared their emotional reactions to the dance

A third added: ‘Strictly a class act on your wide esteem. And the beautiful Viennese waltz,’

One fan also wrote: ‘This was Dan’s strongest dance ever!!! Heartfelt tribute to wife. She would have loved that routine. Dan’s ballroom hold is excellent and he has an amazing posture for the ballroom.

‘Dan is a ballroom boy that definitely is. I’m so proud of that,’ followed by two love heart emoji

Strictly Come Dancing continues with the result show on BBC One on Sunday at 7:15 pm.

Favourite: Fans took to social media to praise Dan's performance

Favourite: Fans took to social media to praise Dan’s performance

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