BBC posts recruitment ad seeking country for Dan Walker replacement

BBC Breakfast is looking for a new main presenter for their famous red sofa after Dan Walker announced his departure to switch to rival Channel 5

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Dan Walker announces he’s leaving BBC Breakfast

BBC has posted a job posting to replace Dan Walker.

The 45-year-old presenter announced he was leaving BBC breakfasts after 13 years in April.

In a video message posted on Twitter, Dan revealed that he would be joining Channel 5 after they made an offer “he couldn’t refuse”.

He said, “Hi, it’s Dan. I have a little news for you. In the next few weeks, I will be leaving BBC Breakfast and switching to Channel 5 News and Channel 5.

‘I’m really excited, but it’s also a big decision for me because I love BBC Breakfast, I love working with Sally [Nugent] and I love the team there.

“But Channel 5 comes with big ambitions, with big plans, and I don’t think opportunities like this come often. I cannot wait any longer.”

Dan with BBC Breakfast co-host Sally Nugent



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Dan revealed his last day on BBC Breakfast will be on May 17.

A week before he switched to a rival channel, the BBC posted a recruitment ad on Twitter to find a replacement for him.

The tweet said: “BBC Breakfast has been a morning staple with viewers across the country for 20 years.

“We’re looking for a new Chief Presenter to wake up the country on our iconic red sofa.”

Dan with Sally and former host Louise Minchin on the famous red sofa



The job link posted at the bottom of the tweet has more details about the role.

It said: “BBC Breakfast is looking for a lead presenter to work with Sally Nugent, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt on the UK’s most watched morning show.

“With 6 million viewers each morning, Top Breakfast combines news, sports, business and entertainment with real-life stories.

“The key role is to inform and entertain viewers with everything they need for the day.”

Dan announced his passing in a Twitter video



The job description details the ideal candidate as someone “with substantial broadcasting experience who is confident in setting up the day’s agenda in a way that is relevant and relevant to a dinner audience.” BBC morning”.

It adds the job will be based at Media City in Salford and work three days a week, usually Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with flexibility to work other days if needed.

Dan joined the BBC on Football Focus in 2009, where he hosted the show until 2021, when he decided to resign as Alex Scott took over.

He has presented BBC Breakfast since 2016 and also hosts BBC Radio 5 Live and narrates for Match of the Day.

His passing comes just seven months after his co-star Louise Minchin escapes from the red sofa .

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