Dan Walker presents his final episode of BBC Breakfast
Dan Walker will present his final BBC Breakfast on Tuesday morning, having been a fixture on the show since 2016.
The 45-year-old, who previously hosted the company’s flagship breakfast show with Louise Minchin, announced his departure earlier this month.
He is leaving the BBC for Channel 5 to become the main presenter on 5 News.
Walker previously hosted the BBC’s Football Focus show from 2009 to 2021.
He took part in the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing and revealed he signed on for the show to do some “fun” and have a “giggle” after sharing difficult news during the pandemic.
Channel 5 said his new assignment will see him presenting the recently relaunched flagship news bulletin 5 News and “hosting a range of new programs on the channel”.
At the start of his final week with the BBC, Walker said he was “very sad” and posted a video on social media using a viral Snapchat filter that puts a permanent sad face on people.
He revealed that co-host Sally Nugent, who took over Minchin in September 2021, “wanted absolutely nothing to do with (the video)”.
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He previously told Nugent that it would be nice to get some more sleep in his new role, but that the decision to leave was also a “big” and “sad” one.
“It’s nice, but as I explained to you, it’s also quite … it was a big decision and it’s also a pretty sad decision,” he told her on the show.
“The other thing I want to say is thank you to everyone who has sent so many lovely messages and one thing has come to my mind because a lot of people want to chat with you about this program isn’t it because it means a lot to a lot of people it reminded me how special this show is and how much everyone who sees it loves it so thank you everyone for coming and saying some nice things.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/dan-walker-to-present-his-final-episode-of-bbc-breakfast-41656709.html Dan Walker presents his final episode of BBC Breakfast