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'It was wonderful': Dan Walker rejoices for being able to sing 'out loud' in church again

by Kelly Valencia

Christian BBC presenter Dan Walker has taken to social media to express his joy over being able to sing again in church. 

Walker, who is currently hosting the BBC's Olympic Breakfast, posted on Instagram his experience of being allowed to sing in church for the first time in more than a year.   

"I hope you've all had a lovely Sunday. I went to church this morning and was able to sing - out loud and with other people - for the first time in 18 months.

"It was wonderful."

Congregants were banned from singing hymns or songs in church buildings in England last year as a measure to avoid the spread of covid-19 in places of worship, as the country came out of its first national lockdown. 

Music could only be played via a sound system and worship bands could only perform with a limited number of members whilst maintaining minimum social distancing requirements. 

However, the singing ban was removed last month with the relaxation of all coronavirus restrictions in England.  

The BBC breakfast presenter has always been very open about his Christian faith and on many occasions has created controversy by not working on Sundays and making comments about creation. 

Earlier this year Walker told Premier's Christianity Magazine he would describe himself as someone "with a strong faith" and shared how he started thinking about Christianity when he was a teenager. 

"When I was a young lad, in my early teens, really, that's when I first started thinking in great depth about my place in the universe. I know that's a bit of a deep question to think about when you're only twelve or thirteen, but for me it was an understanding of who I was; who God was; what my relationship with Jesus Christ was and what I wanted it to look like. "

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