BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker was subjected to fanaticism from One Direction fans when he received death threats following the infamous interview with Louis Tomlinson
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Messing around with One Direction fans can be risky… just ask Dan Walker.
The BBC breakfast presenter received five death threats after his infamous encounter with Louis Tomlinson on the morning sofa.
Dan revealed: “Every day I get hundreds of messages – some kind, some angry.
“When I was interviewing Louis Tomlinson, five people threatened to kill me – including one who said he was coming over from Brazil.”
Louis vowed never to go to BBC Breakfast again after he accused presenters Dan and Louise Minchin of “getting it right” when he appeared on the show in February 2020.
He was first asked about his grief following the deaths in 2016 of his mother Johannah Deakin, 43, and his sister Felicite, 18, who died of an accidental drug overdose.
He was then asked about his argument with band member Zayn Malik, which prompted him to say, “God, you’re really going in here today, aren’t you?”
He continued, “I’m just not ready to have this conversation yet, and I think that’s fair enough.”
When asked if One Direction would get back together, Louis replied, “You’ve got ’em all covered now. You suffered trauma, Zayn, and now we finally come to this one.”
A BBC spokesman said at the time: “We wanted to cover all aspects of Louis’ life that influenced his new album and think the survey was fair.”
But Dan added to Waitrose & Partners Weekend that he doesn’t care about being liked.
“I don’t worry about the people who don’t like me. I know we live in a world where everyone judges you. I’ve always had that in my career – and I’ve always backed myself,” he said.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dan-walker-says-sent-death-26399930 Dan Walker says he received death threats after interviewing Louis Tomlinson at BBC Breakfast