Dan Walker set to begin presenting evening news for Channel 5 next week

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Dan Walker on his last day presenting the BBC Breakfast show (BBC Breakfast)
Dan Walker on his last day presenting the BBC Breakfast show (BBC Breakfast)

Dan Walker has revealed that he will start presenting on Channel 5 next week.

Walker, 45, announced he would be leaving his role at BBC Breakfast in a shock departure to become the lead anchor on 5 News in April.

He has now posted a video on Twitter revealing that he will begin presenting his evening news bulletin alongside co-host Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije on Monday, June 6 from 5pm.

In the clip, Walker says: “It’s great to be joining Channel 5, but news is never about who sits in the chair. It’s the stories that matter most from a team you can trust.”

The video, which has been viewed hundreds of times, is captioned: “See you next Monday at 5, on 5.”

Walker is set to present the news as well as fronting other television projects for Channel 5.

He will reportedly earn significantly more money than he was earning at the BBC.

Speaking of his departure in April, he said: “I love the team at BBC Breakfast.

“These six years I’ve had on this sofa have been the best six years of my career by some distance.

“But I think sometimes opportunities come by and you have to grab them, don’t you?

“I’ve never ever been motivated by money in any job that I’ve ever taken and, even though I love BBC Breakfast and everybody that works on the show, it’s a fantastic opportunity to work with a brilliant team at Channel 5 and also, to go and make some other programmes outside of here.”

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