The broadcaster, who joined the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line-up last month, revealed on BBC Breakfast this morning that the series is set to begin on Saturday 18th September.
Whilst putting the date of co-anchor Louise Minchin’s BBC Breakfast departure into his phone calendar, Walker said: “I was just going to put your date in the diary.
“I meet and greet the partner in a couple of days time, and actually the first show is on the 18th and then the live shows start on the 25th.”
Strictly Come Dancing is yet to officially announce the series 19 start date and the BBC has declined to comment on Walker’s comments.
The show has typically launched towards the beginning of September, however last year, Strictly Come Dancing’s first episode was delayed to mid-October due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Other celebrities set to make their Strictly debut include Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly Ramsay, The Crown’s Greg Wise, EastEnders star Nina Wadia and former Bake Off contestant John Whaite, who’ll be competing in the show’s very first all-male partnership.