Dan Walker cuts a casual figure as he takes his dog Winnie for a walk – a day after bidding farewell to BBC Breakfast to join Channel 5
He left BBC Breakfast on Tuesday after six years at the helm.
The broadcaster, 45, recently left the publicly funded channel to become the lead anchor on 5 News, which will see him reportedly pocket £1.5million to host it’s nightly news programme.
Relaxed: Dan Walker, 45, cut a relaxed figure as he walked his dog Winnie in London on Wednesday, after leaving BBC breakfast for Channel 5
The host cut a casual figure as he donned a navy gilet which he layered over black work out shorts, flashing his toned legs.
Dan slipped his feet into a pair of white Nike trainers for the walk, keeping hold of the pooch with a green lead.
The presenter shielded his eyes from the sunny weather behind a pair of square rimmed sunglasses as he spoke intently on the phone.
Stroll: Dan slipped his feet into a pair of white Nike trainers for the walk, keeping hold of the pooch with a green lead
Louise, left the show last autumn after 20 years but returned today to share a warm embrace with her pal.
His current co-host Sally Nugent led the outpouring as the BBC aired a 30-minute tribute to Walker which saw appearances from his Strictly Come Dancing partner Nadiya Bychkova and members of the Breakfast production team, as well as Minchin.
He was handed a cake and giant inflatable lobster – a nod to his Strictly Come Dancing performance while dressed in a lobster costume.
welcome back: Dan’s former co-host Louise Minchin recently made a surprise return to BBC Breakfast to honour his last day on the show
His replacement has yet to be announced with his departure coming amid a BBC ‘brain drain’ that previously saw the likes of Andrew Marr, Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel leave the corporation.
The host admitted he does not know who would be replacing him but said he hopes they care about the programme, the people they work with, and viewers.
He added: ‘It’s always been my dream to do a job like this and work with people like you guys, so thank you.
Off we go: His replacement has yet to be announced with his departure coming amid a BBC ‘brain drain’ that previously saw the likes of Andrew Marr, Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel leave the corporation
‘It’s come around a lot more quickly than I thought. It does feel a bit surreal, the fact that I won’t be sitting on the sofa anymore, that I won’t be sitting next to you after today, that this is my last day.’
An emotional Louise told her former co-host: ‘It’s an absolute pleasure and very emotional to be here.
‘I know lots of people watching will be very sad that you’re leaving, because you have touched the hearts of the nation over the last six years. I know people have loved watching you. I loved working with you.’
Pals: Dan co-hosted the show with Louise before her exit in September 2021
Addressing viewers at the end of the show, he said: ‘There aren’t many jobs where you have a chance to give other people a voice. That’s what we all love doing more than anything else.
‘Thank you for tuning in. Thank you for all the lovely messages over the years. We never ever take any of that for granted.
‘To be serious for a minute, at a time when trust and truth have never been more important, it’s great to work with a team that do everything to make sure that what we do is fair and accurate.’
Cheers: Dan Walker getting clapped out on his last day presenting BBC Breakfast – before he heads to Channel 5