Dan Walker to replace Bill Turnbull on BBC Breakfast

The presenter will take up co-hosting duties alongside Louise Minchin from Monday 29th February

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Dan Walker is to replace Bill Turnbull on BBC Breakfast from Monday 29th February.

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The experienced radio and TV host has 17 years in journalism under his belt, currently hosting Afternoon Edition on BBC Radio 5 live. He’s also well known to football fans as the face of Football Focus, and an occasional presenter on Match of The Day and Final Score.

Walker will team up with BBC Breakfast co-presenter Louise Minchin on the famous red sofa from Monday to Wednesday each week and says he’s “thrilled” to be joining the team.

“It is an honour to be given this opportunity and to follow in the footsteps of someone like Bill Turnbull” Walker said. “The man has significant shoes to fill, so I hope I can do as good a job as he did waking up the nation.”

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BBC Breakfast editor Adam Bullimore says: “Dan is an experienced journalist and presenter who will be a fantastic addition to the brilliant BBC Breakfast presenting team. He’s well used to handling breaking news and the challenges live TV can pose! We’re looking forward to him joining us on our sofa.”