“The important thing is that for a couple of hours each weekend I am transported to a happy place.
“The truth is, Dan may not technically be the best dancer, but he is joyous and I love watching him.”
In response to the message, Dan replied: “I know we tend to concentrate on the negative but, overwhelmingly, these are the sort of messages I get about #Strictly every day.
“It’s very special to be a small part of a show that means so much to so many people. Thanks for all the support.”