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Dan Walker's fans rush to respond as he poses unexpected question ahead of Strictly stint

The BBC Breakfast star was trying to have a relaxing Sunday!

Diane Shipley

Dan Walker shared an adorable photo with his fans on Instagram on Sunday, but there was a less-than-glamorous underside to the picture!

The BBC Breakfast presenter posted a sweet snap of his beloved dog Winnie, who looked a bit regretful as she gazed at the camera.

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The dad-of-three captioned the photo: "Full bath required after rolling in fox poo… not me… but a rather guilty looking Winnie. Why do dogs do that?"

The star's followers were quick to commiserate, with one writing: "Sunday morning ritual in our house!!!"

Some of Dan's other fans kindly shared their tips for reducing the smell.

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"Tomato ketchup gets out the stink," commented one, with a second agreeing: "Bonkers but it works."

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Another chimed in: "Every time for my dog too and she literally rubs it into her neck like perfume… There is a good shampoo specifically to get rid of the smell which really works."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dan's dog Winnie was in need of a bath!

This Morning co-host Eamonn Holmes, meanwhile, gave Dan a helpful insight into his pup's behaviour.

He wrote: "Apparently it's to cloak them in the scent of a bigger predator… which in turn is more likely to keep them safe because it scares off their enemies."

Dan was no doubt hoping to enjoy a relaxing weekend at home before his schedule fills up with Strictly rehearsals and filming dates.

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Dan is headed to the Strictly dancefloor this autumn 

The Sheffield-based broadcaster revealed earlier this month that he would be hitting the dancefloor as a contestant on the BBC show this autumn.

"Dan Walker? More like Dan Waltzer. We cannot wait to see @mrdanwalker swap @BBCBreakfast for the #Strictly ballroom!" read a post on Strictly's official Instagram account, confirming the news.

It looks set to be an exciting series, with shake-ups including dance pro Janette Manrara graduating to host It Takes Two while Anton Du Beke joins the judging panel and the show welcomes four new dancers.

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