Daniel’s participation on Strictly Come Dancing was one of the main highlights for Daniel that year, albeit one of the most nerve wrecking things that he has
Daniel was taken out of his comfort zone to dance on one of the biggest TV Shows in the UK, with over 11 million viewers, it gained him a vast new following to join his ever growing number of faithful fans. During the rehearsals that took place prior to the beginning of the series, Daniel admits that his excitement, more often than not, turned into an overwhelming sense of panic when he thought about stepping out onto the Strictly dance floor every Saturday night for whatever length of time he managed to stay in the show.
The feeling took Daniel by surprise, especially when you consider that he had been performing on stage for over 30 years at that point in time.
In spite of this, Daniel really did enjoy his time on the show and gave it his very best shot. He had a brilliant dance partner in Kristina Rihanoff, she encouraged him every step of the way (literally) and he couldn’t have gotten as far as he did without her.
Being involved in Strictly gave Daniel the opportunity to meet a group of people that he would never have had the chance to meet otherwise. A great bond of friendship developed between all of the contestants and they all remain firm friends to this day. Daniel will be forever grateful to his fans for keeping him on the show for so long.