Dan Walker shares Nadia Bychkova shouts ‘fish fingers’ at him during training

BBC presenter Dan Walker has shared the secret keywords his dance partner Nadiya Bychkova uses to get him into the correct position while they partake in their dance routines.

The 44-year-old, who is preparing to dazzle viewers with his moves on Strictly Come Dancing this Saturday, has given his fans insider knowledge of what takes place behind the scenes.

Taking to his Instagram stories, Dan said: "We are, as you well know, we are getting ready for the quick step on Saturday night.

"And to give you a little training room secret, we've got some words that Nadiya Bychkova, professional dance partner shouts during the dance to get me into the right position."

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Nadiya replied: "I do, keywords 'stretchy boss, captain, fish fingers.'"

Giggling Dan replied: "Now I won't explain them all, because they are top secret aren't they, we don't want anyone else to know about them."

Placing his right hand in front of the camera, Dan explained: "But fish fingers relates to the position of the right hand on the top of Nadia's back, so we don't want the fish and we don't want the fingers, what we want is fish fingers."

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Nodding along in the background, Nadia agreed.

The professional then mentioned that she enjoyed shouting the word "snake" during rehearsals, but again the pair concurred that they wont disclose the meaning behind the word but said it's "a trigger warning to get into the right position".

Broadcaster Dan has been getting stuck into Strictly life, but away from the intense training sessions, Dan recently introduced his dance partner Nadiya to his wife and children.

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In a recent Q&A, the breakfast presenter also revealed his children had played an important role in his decision to sign up to the popular BBC programme.

Dan explained: "[My kids are] 14, 12 and 10, and they sat me down at Christmas and said 'Dad if you ever get asked again we'd really love you to do it.'"

"I've done a lot of telly that I wanted to do for a long time and anyone who's got kids that age will know it's rare to do something that your kids are fully invested in. So they're really excited and that was a big part of it really.

Last week, Dan was rushed to hospital after he received a head injury during his training session but is happy to return to training, despite the large lump that has been left on his head from the incident.

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