Strictly's Dan Walker shares abusive messages from viewers angry he has made quarter final

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Dan Walker is through to the 'Strictly' quarter finals. (BBC)

Dan Walker has revealed an online troll threatened to sue him for bad dancing as he shared the abusive messages he has received for making it to the quarter finals of Strictly Come Dancing.

The BBC Breakfast host and his partner Nadiya Bychkova are still yet to have been in the dance-off as they made it through another week of the BBC dance competition, while Tilly Ramsay became the latest celebrity to be sent home by the judges.

Walker, 44, tried to laugh off the online abuse he had received as he shared it on Twitter.

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He said: "Thank you to everyone who is sending lovely messages & enjoying us having fun on #Strictly and to the few who say… “Just leave” “Aren’t you ashamed?” “You’re a disgrace” “It’s a fix” (which I don’t get) or “Who is voting for them?” IT’S A TV SHOW! See you in the 1/4 finals."

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He added: "Thanks again for all the lovely messages about #Strictly

"We’re delighted that so many are enjoying watching an awkward dad getting taught by a double world-champion.

"I’ve attached just 3 of the 1000s of positive messages from the weekend but also my favourite angry one."

Walker joked: “I hope you go bald” is just the best ever. I’m also intrigued by how you would go about suing someone for their dancing!

Dan Walker admits even he is shocked to have got so far in the dance contest. (BBC)
Dan Walker admits even he is shocked to have got so far in the dance contest. (BBC)

One of those throwing their support behind Walker was former Strictly pro AJ Pritchard, who told The Mirror: "Nobody has done themselves an injustice, everyone has done themselves proud.

"I think certain people said at the weekend, Dan got a four from Craig but I was like, 'Dan's improved each week, he's taken constructive criticism'. He's quite clearly enjoying himself and at the end of the day, is he entertaining to watch? Well the people at home have been voting for him."

But TV presenter Walker confessed even he was surprised to have got so far in the competition, and admitted he had expected to be voted off in Week 2.

He said: "I thought I’d be off in week 2 or 3 and here we are in the QFs. Very thankful for the support."

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Tilly Ramsay was sent home by the judges in Week 10. (BBC)

Walker was second from bottom on the leader board this week for his Rhumba, but escaped the dance-off yet again.

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CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson landed in the dance-off following the public vote, despite being placed third by the judges' score for his Viennese Waltz, which saw him break down in tears on the dancefloor.

Watch: Gordon Ramsay in tears as daughter Tilly eliminated from Strictly

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