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Daniel swaps dance steps for baby steps 21.10.15

ONE fan who's happy Daniel O'Donnell has been booted off Strictly Come Dancing is his baby grand-daughter Olivia.
The Donegal singer (53) has revealed his early departure from the hit BBC dance show now leaves him free to enjoy some fun times with the adorable three-month old infant.
He said he and wife Majella (55) will be joined at their holiday home in sunny Tenerife next month by Olivia, her mum Siobhan and dad Gavin.
"We were going to be in Tenerife in November and (Olivia) was going to be there and I was supposed to be there and then Strictly came up and I thought we wouldn't be there. So (now) we'll have lots of time. She's a wee dote," the singer said.
Daniel also told Strictly spin-off It Takes Two that he believes his departure came at the right time and he thanked everyone involved in the popular series including the production crew, professional dancers, judges and presenters.
The crooner also posted a thank you message to devoted fans on his official website yesterday describing his time in the competition as a "wonderful experience".
"Thank you so much to all of you who watched, voted and just supported myself and Kristina on Strictly.
"As always through the years, you have never let me down and neither have you now.
"As I look back on it, I've made great friendships and just the opportunity to learn to dance a bit better is something that I will always treasure," he said.
Daniel's professional dance partner Kristina Rihanoff was in tears when the duo's run on the show came to a premature end on Sunday. They had danced the American Smooth-Foxtrot the previous night as a pilot and air stewardess to the classic track ‘Fly Me to the Moon’.
The Russian dancer said Daniel and Majella treated her to a special meal as a thank you treat after the show.
She also revealed that she planned to read Majella’s best-selling memoir 'It's All in the Head'.
"Thank you for the wonderful dinner Majella and Daniel. I'm so sad it's over but I have the time to read your book Majella xxx!" Ms Rihanoff tweeted her 129,000 followers.
Meanwhile, fans of the golden couple are looking forward to the first episode of their B&B Roadtrip show airing next week on UTV Ireland.
Watch this Roscommon guesthouse owner's hilarious response as Daniel and Majella pull into her driveway for their overnight stay.
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