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STRICTLY contestant Dan Walker says he has a personal reason why he never works on Sundays.

The BBC Breakfast presenter revealed he and his pro partner Nadiya Bychkova never rehearse on the day of rest due to his devout Christianity.

Speaking to Loose Women earlier this week, he said:  “The way that I look at it is I work hard six days a week and my sister’s a nurse in intensive care and she works on Sunday but it’s a choice I made a long time ago to try and set that day aside to spend that day with my family and church and doing things slightly differently.”

He added that he knows that it “does not work for everyone” but it is important for his kids to know he will always be around at least one day a week.

“No one at Strictly ever does anything on a Sunday anyway, so it’s not like I’m missing out on anything, but for me, it helps me tick and keeps me going”, he added.

But this may become a problem later on if he has to take part in a Sunday-night dance-off…

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