Inside Strictly star Tyler West’s holiday to New York after surprising his mum for Christmas


STRICTLY Come Dancing star Tyler West has jetted off for a glamorous holiday to New York with his mum.

The TV star – who competed in the latest series of the BBC One dancing competition – took to his social media to keep his fans up to date with his trip.

Tyler headed on the trip with his mum

The star took to social media to reveal the fun trip

Tyler, 26, could be seen posing for snaps around New York in his latest social media upload on Wednesday night.

The radio DJ smiled wide as he stood in Times Square, as he told his fans he was being a “tourist” in the city.

Keeping it casual, Tyler donned beige trousers and trainers with a hoodie and a large puffer coat to keep warm.

The star – who competed with Dianne Buswell on Strictly – went on to post other snaps of the sights he took in.

Among them was the skating rink in Central Park, where he posed for a sweet snap with him, who cuddled up next to him.

His mum wrapped up warm in a big coat and bobble hat as the mother-son duo showed off their likeness in a selfie.

Elsewhere, Tyler looked to have visited the Empire State building, before tucking into delicious food.

Tyler could be seen smiling at a stack of pancakes in one snap, while another saw him visiting the 125th street Apollo theatre

“Touristy,” Tyler captioned the post alongside a red heart emoji, as his friends and fans flooded the comments.

“Well done Tyler making memories with your Mum you will value forever,” one penned, as another chimed in: “You and your mum are an iconic duo!”

It comes after Tyler broke his silence on Craig Revel Horwood’s harsh dig about his hips after he was axed from the show.

Fans of the BBC One show were left convinced they had spotted a ‘feud’ between Tyler and Craig due to the remark last month.

Tyler had performed an energetic salsa with professional partner Dianne Buswell in Blackpool and was left feeling like they had “smashed it”.

Craig, 57, later made a sly comment about Tyler’s moves while critiquing his fellow celebrity contestant Will Mellor.

Craig had said: “There was so much hip content, I think you need to go backstage and teach Tyler a thing or two about that.”

In an appearance on Strictly‘s spin-off show It Takes Two, Tyler said: “I mean… I don’t know how necessary that was.”

But smoothing out any row, he carefully added: “You know what, all the judges, they make their comments and I’m so grateful to be able to dance in front of them and have their comments each week and work with them on the show.

“They’re all absolutely amazing in their own right and it’s part of it. You take it on board and you grow with it and try and work harder.”

Tyler was seen chowing down on pancakes in another snap

He snapped away at different areas of New York