The rival broadcasters shared similar sentiments about a photo of the Queen mourning by herself.
The weather presenter apologised after an unfortunate slip of the tongue during a live broadcast on BBC Breakfast.
The 57-year-old weather presenter has injured her knee after she was hit by a car while cycling.
The BBC Breakfast host reached out to the former One Direction star on Twitter to ask what had upset him.
"It’s just really difficult for me to emulate your hard-hitting no-nonsense style," Walker joked.
Piers Morgan was expertly trolled by his BBC Breakfast rival, after he boasted that Good Morning Britain was 'the hottest show on TV'.
BBC4’s coverage, led by Dan Walker, became must-see viewing, as the beach-based presenter commentated on everything happening ocean side, leading to the punniest #Copacabanter trend. From presenting the #Copacabinmen with Gold medals for their devotion to their work, bride-to-be Maria and her family joining Dan and the crew, the #Copacanoodling couple “reading a book” and Antony Worrall -Thompson** working out, the easy going anchorman gained an army of fans - and not even an hilarious subtitling error had him speechless for long! There’s a career for Dan in Brazil too, becoming something of a celebrity there, as he delved into the everyday lives of lovely Latin folk going about their business on the beach.
The devout churchgoer, below, took the same spot as his predecessor Bill Turnbull, who left the show after 15 years. Walker’s co-host Louise Minchin, 47, has been on the BBC Breakfast sofa for more than 10 years, worked on The One Show and presented on the BBC News Channel – yet she is in the traditionally ‘inferior’ position. Disgruntled viewers have now spoken of their anger at what they believe is a macho snub to Minchin.
The Big Lebowski’s Walter Sobchak refused to roll on the Sabbath – and Football Focus anchor Dan Walker is following in his footsteps. Dan is to replace Bill Turnbull on BBC Breakfast while continuing with his sport presenting. Christian Dan, 38, is such a devoted believer he has a deal with BBC bosses he’ll never work the Sabbath.