BBC Breakfast finally announces Dan Walker’s replacement – and it’s a VERY familiar face

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BBC Breakfast finally announces Dan Walker’s replacement – and it’s a VERY familiar face

DAN Walker’s BBC Breakfast replacement has been confirmed. Jon Kay will take their place on the famous red sofa beside Sally Nugent after

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DAN Walker’s BBC Breakfast replacement has been confirmed.

Jon Kay will take their place on the famous red sofa beside Sally Nugent after Dan left the programme on May 17.

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Dan Walker’s replacement on BBC Breakfast has been confirmed[/caption]

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Dan left the show on May 17 after six years[/caption]

Dan, 45, quit BBC Breakfast for a new role at Channel 5 News, announcing his departure in April.

The journalist will be hosting the channel’s revamped 5 News, as well as a number of other shows for the broadcaster.

Dan will be hosting alongside Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije and has taken over from Sian Williams.

The star presented BBC Breakfast for six years after replacing Bill Turnbull in 2016.

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He hosted alongside Louise Minchin until she left the show in September last year, when he was then joined by Sally, 50.

When he announced his departure, Dan said: “I have a little bit of news for you. In the next few weeks, I’m going to be leaving BBC Breakfast and moving to 5 News and to Channel 5.

“I’m really excited but this has also been a massive decision for me because I love BBC Breakfast, I love working alongside Sally and I love the team there.

“But Channel 5 came with big ambitions, with big plans and I don’t think opportunities like this come around very often and I can’t wait.


“I’ve also had the incredible privilege of working on some iconic programmes over the last few years, both at the BBC and elsewhere.

“And what I love about this deal is I not only get to present the news, but also host a whole range of new programmes right across the channel.

“And what an honour to step into the shoes of Sian Williams. I know how popular she is with both the team and also the audience, so all I can say is I will do my best to maintain her incredibly high standards.

“Thank you for watching and I’ll see you soon on a TV screen somewhere.”

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Dan took over from Bill Turnbull in 2016 and hosted alongside Louise Minchin until she left in September last year[/caption]

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Dan then hosted the show with Sally Nugent[/caption]

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