Dan Walker surprised his former Strictly Come Dancing partner, Nadiya Bychkova, with an adorable Christmas present, he revealed in a Boxing Day Instagram post.

The Breakfast presenter, 44, commissioned a portrait of the pair busting their best ballroom moves, with Sheffield’s landmarks gracing the background.

A resident of the city, Dan was able to fit rehearsals for the BBC show into his hectic schedule when the Ukraine native temporarily moved nearby.

Happy: Dan Walker surprised his former Strictly Come Dancing partner, Nadiya Bychkova, with an adorable Christmas present, he revealed in a Boxing Day Instagram post

Happy: Dan Walker surprised his former Strictly Come Dancing partner, Nadiya Bychkova, with an adorable Christmas present, he revealed in a Boxing Day Instagram post

Happy: Dan Walker surprised his former Strictly Come Dancing partner, Nadiya Bychkova, with an adorable Christmas present, he revealed in a Boxing Day Instagram post

He wrote in his caption: ‘Lots of people have asked me if I got my Professional Partner @nadiyabychkova a present for the end of #Strictly and or Christmas.

‘The answer is ‘yes’ and this was it… a gorgeous commission from the brilliant Sheffield artist @alanpenningtonart.

‘He’s managed to capture all the things which made Strictly so special this year and all the things Nadiya loved about Sheffield.

‘Thanks Alan and Merry Christmas partner. #HelloHiHowAreYou #YorkshireBarmaid #DoYouWantChipsWithThat #SheffieldIsSuper.’

What a pair! A resident of the city, Dan was able to fit rehearsals for the BBC show into his hectic schedule when the Ukraine native temporarily moved nearby

What a pair! A resident of the city, Dan was able to fit rehearsals for the BBC show into his hectic schedule when the Ukraine native temporarily moved nearby

What a pair! A resident of the city, Dan was able to fit rehearsals for the BBC show into his hectic schedule when the Ukraine native temporarily moved nearby

Generous: The Breakfast presenter, 44, commissioned a portrait of the pair busting their best ballroom moves, with Sheffield's landmarks gracing the background

Generous: The Breakfast presenter, 44, commissioned a portrait of the pair busting their best ballroom moves, with Sheffield's landmarks gracing the background

Generous: The Breakfast presenter, 44, commissioned a portrait of the pair busting their best ballroom moves, with Sheffield’s landmarks gracing the background

Kind: He wrote in his caption: 'Lots of people have asked me if I got my Professional Partner @nadiyabychkova a present for the end of #Strictly and or Christmas'

Kind: He wrote in his caption: 'Lots of people have asked me if I got my Professional Partner @nadiyabychkova a present for the end of #Strictly and or Christmas'

Kind: He wrote in his caption: ‘Lots of people have asked me if I got my Professional Partner @nadiyabychkova a present for the end of #Strictly and or Christmas’

Nadiya commented: ‘Partner, you are THE BEST. It’s a perfect gift. THANK YOU so much! Merry Christmas partner you to and your beautiful family.’

During the series, she told host Claudia Winkleman: ‘I’m absolutely in love with Sheffield. I think it’s amazing.

‘I’m almost part of Dan’s family now. We have some amazing curry nights when I’m in Sheffield,’ gushed the Ukraine-born star.

Dan and Nadiya reached the quarter finals but were eliminated after facing AJ Odudu in the dance-off.

Grateful: Nadiya commented: 'Partner, you are THE BEST. It's a perfect gift. THANK YOU so much! Merry Christmas partner you to and your beautiful family'

Grateful: Nadiya commented: 'Partner, you are THE BEST. It's a perfect gift. THANK YOU so much! Merry Christmas partner you to and your beautiful family'

Grateful: Nadiya commented: ‘Partner, you are THE BEST. It’s a perfect gift. THANK YOU so much! Merry Christmas partner you to and your beautiful family’

The Strictly finale saw EastEnders’ deaf actress Rose Ayling-Ellis and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice lift the glitterball as she was crowned winner after competing against John Whaite in the most diverse final in the show’s 17-year history.

The nail-biting end to the 2021 series came down to the viewers’ vote after both Rose, 27, and John, 32, who formed the first ever male sex partnership with Johannes Radebe, tied on the leaderboard.

The judges had praised both for the ‘groundbreaking’ roles they have played in the competition. 

Talented: Dan and Nadiya reached the quarter finals but were eliminated after facing AJ Odudu in the dance-off (pictured in December 2021)

Talented: Dan and Nadiya reached the quarter finals but were eliminated after facing AJ Odudu in the dance-off (pictured in December 2021)

Talented: Dan and Nadiya reached the quarter finals but were eliminated after facing AJ Odudu in the dance-off (pictured in December 2021) 

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