BBC Breakfast get given new pound coin, Dan Walker immediately loses it down the back of the sofa

We’ve all been there

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Losing money down the back of the sofa – we’ve all done it. Small coins easily slip away down the cracks if you’re not careful, and over the years we’ve probably built up a secret treasure trove under our seats. Totally relatable. 

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It’s safe to say however that none of us have managed to lose change in this way live on TV, specifically after being given a brand-new coin to demonstrate – but that’s exactly what happened this morning to BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker after he was entrusted with the shiny new pound coin issued by the Royal Mint.

“We have a first here, this is – I have my pound coin, Dan has actually lost his pound coin,” co-host Louise Minchin said. “The first pound coin, down the back of the sofa, already!”

“I went for the first toss of the new pound coin, sort of a heads and tails thing, and it sort of disappeared down here somewhere,” Walker explained ruefully, before getting back down on his hands and knees to find the crucial item.

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We won’t spoil whether he finds it or not – you can watch the full video above for that answer – but fingers crossed he’ll be a bit more careful the next time someone lends him a quid.