Strictly’s Tyler West breaks down in tears on flight to Mauritius for nine-hour whirlwind trip


STRICTLY star Tyler West was left in tears as he jetted to Mauritius for his brother’s wedding.

The radio DJ is one of 15 celebrities taking part in this year’s series of the BBC show.

Tyler West was left emotional as he jetted to Mauritius for his brother’s wedding

The Strictly star is understood to be returning on Thursday morning

Tyler admitted on Saturday night’s show that his family weren’t in the audience supporting him because they’re currently in Mauritius for his brother’s wedding.

On Tuesday, Tyler became emotional as he boarded a flight to join the rest of his family.

He shared a series of throwback photos alongside his brother and

The radio star wrote: “Sat on board a flight to Mauritius, (bit emotional with the 1 complimentary drink).

“Just thinking, the days finally arrived.

“Big bro is getting married. I wouldn’t miss it for the world & I am so excited for you. I

“I can’t wait for everything that’s to come.”

SE understands that Tyler will return home on Thursday morning.

Earlier this week, he confessed on his Instagram story: “I still need to pack good night Monday.”

This morning the radio presenter shared a video of his “fresh trim” in a car, and he zoomed the camera in on the road sign to Gatwick airport.

He previously shared a video of himself trying on his suit for the wedding with a countdown to Mauritius, which stated 16 hours and 13 minutes to go.

Tyler captioned the post: “1 day to go,” with a love heart and crying face emoji.

In his role as best man, Tyler told BBC Breakfast earlier this month that he was flying to the holiday hotspot for less than 12 hours for the ceremony.

Showing commitment to his BBC dancing stint, he said: “I think I’ve put my body through the paces and then I thought, Lewis, my brother, I’m the best man for his wedding, so I’m flying to Mauritius for, I think, about nine hours.”

The star added: “So, yeah, I kept the schedule light this year!”

Tyler was also making reference to his London Marathon efforts, after being supported through the iconic race by Aussie Dianne.

Talking of his recovery, he added: “I don’t have the methods or the strategy to it, I just did it.

“I just firmed it, absolutely woke up and firmed it.

“My body has been a bit of a slow one this week, I’ve obviously had to have time to recover and just be smart with how we’re training and stuff.

“But I’ll tell you what – once-in-a-lifetime experience, just a crazy weekend.”

Tyler shared a series of throwbacks with his brother

Tyler has been forced to miss rehearsals as he attends his brother’s wedding