'End of an era' - Dan Walker presents his final show on BBC Breakfast

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'End of an era' - Dan Walker presents his final show on BBC Breakfast
'End of an era' - Dan Walker presents his final show on BBC Breakfast

DAN Walker has revealed he only managed to lock in “two hours and 46 minutes” sleep before hosting his final BBC Breakfast due to “travel issues” the night before.

As the 45-year-old from Crawley took his “final stroll” into the BBC studio in the early hours of this morning, he uploaded a video to his social media accounts saying he did not have the “best prep for the final day”.

In a previous post from the night before, Dan said he was stuck on the M4 charging his electric vehicle and joked he may not make it to the studio in time.

The Argus: Dan Walker has presented his final BBC Breakfast
The Argus: Dan Walker has presented his final BBC Breakfast

Dan Walker has presented his final BBC Breakfast

On Tuesday morning, he managed to get home eventually but it was late in the evening, so he only got “two hours and 46 minutes” sleep.

Despite that, he commented on the “glorious morning” and said he was heading into his final show “armed with cakes for the brilliant breakfast team who have been a pleasure to work for the last six years”.

Dan, who had been a fixture on the show since 2016, announced his departure earlier this month.

He leaves the BBC to join Channel 5 to become the lead anchor on 5 News.

BBC Breakfast sports presenter Mike Bushell was also among the people sending Dan Walker farewell messages as he presented his last morning programme.

He tweeted: “Breakfast legend @mrdanwalker will always be. One of loveliest homosapiens on the tele box and genuine wonderful friend and bloke off it.

“Always makes a very difficult job seem so easy. Have a great last show @BBCBreakfast.”

Dan’s co-presenter Sally Nugent said it is the “end of an era” as she shared a picture of the pair together.

She tweeted: “End of an era. Join us on @BBCBreakfast with @mrdanwalker for the last time. One or two surprises on the way.”

Dan also previously presented the BBC’s Football Focus show from 2009 to 2021.

He took part in the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing, revealing he signed up for the show to do something “fun” and have a “giggle” after reporting on difficult news stories during the pandemic.

Channel 5 said his new remit will see him presenting the recently relaunched flagship news bulletin 5 News, as well as “fronting a range of new programming on the channel”.

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