Dan Walker hasn't met Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije yet

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Dan Walker is moving to Channel 5 credit:Bang Showbiz
Dan Walker is moving to Channel 5 credit:Bang Showbiz

Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije hasn't met Dan Walker yet.

The 45-year-old presenter announced earlier this month he'll be leaving 'BBC Breakfast' to join rival network Channel 5, and although he'll be working with Claudia on '5 News' four days a week, his co-anchor admitted they haven't sat down face to face yet.

Claudia told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "I'm looking forward to getting to know Dan. The suspense is killing me.

"We have swapped numbers and message now and again. I'm just trying to get the nerve to call him."

Last year, Dan took part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' and Claudia admitted she'd love to follow in his footsteps.

She said: "I have my eye on 'Strictly' so I hope he can give me some tips."

As well as '5 News', Dan will also cover for Jeremy Vine and present six hours of primetime shows a year and he recently admitted he's delighted about the "fantastic opportunity", insisting he wasn't motivated by money.

While sitting alongside his co-host Sally Nugent, he said on his morning show: "This has been a really difficult decision, probably the hardest decision in my career because I love you to bits and I really love working here and I love the team at 'BBC Breakfast'.

"The six years I’ve had on this sofa has been the best six years of my career by some distance, but I think sometimes opportunities come along and you have to grab them, don’t you?

"I’ve never ever been motivated by money in any job I’ve ever taken and even though I love 'BBC Breakfast' and everyone who works on the show, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with a brilliant team on Channel 5 and also go and make some other programmes outside of news."

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