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Strictly fans 'won over' by Tyler West as he reveals odd item he collects

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 star Tyler West didn't have to do much to win over viewers during the pre-recorded launch on Friday night.

Kiss FM's Tyler found out he had been partnered up with pro dancer Dianne Buswell during the show, and they were both as excited as each other.

As the pair sat down with host Claudia Winkleman to discuss their partnership, Tyler confessed his mum was a huge fan of the show.

He also revealed Strictly wasn't the only huge thing in his diary coming up this year, as he is also running the London Marathon and will also be best man at his brother's wedding.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 star Tyler West didn't have to do much to win over viewers (BBC)

As viewers got to know Tyler a little more, they were soon left stunned when they learned he was the collector of a bizarre item.

Claudia teased all about his collection, before spilling that the radio DJ collected all types of torches.

Tyler confessed he had a range of items, but he was left screaming, literally, when Claudia handed him another for his collection from the show.

Radio DJ Tyler West had viewers loving him within minutes of his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing's 2022 launch show (BBC)

Viewers taking to Twitter were in hysterics over the moment, and confessed they were loving Tyler already.

Many said they'd been "won over" by his odd confession, and that he was now their favourite.

Taking to Twitter, one viewer said: "Didnt know who Tyler was, but love him already! Think his torch collection won me over."

A second viewer tweeted: "Truly love how excited Tyler was for his glittery torch."

Kiss FM's Tyler found out he had been partnered up with pro dancer Dianne Buswell during the show (BBC)

Another added: "I was unsure about Ty, but the excitement for the sparkly torch was so unfeigned, adorable!"

A fourth viewer said: "OK, Tyler (who I didn’t know before) has won me round with his torch collection," while another said: "HAHAHH this guy is so funny with his torch collection i am crying."

When asked about whether his mum, a huge Strictly fan, was pleased with who he’d be partnered with, he answered, “Oh absolutely! I don’t actually think she’s come here tonight to see me; she’s come to see her!”, referring to Dianne.

Strictly Come Dancing returns live at 6:45pm on Saturday on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.