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Dan Walker: BBC Breakfast host reveals heartbreaking memory from devastating kids film

The presenter told his Twitter followers that he had watched the new Lion King remake. But for millions of children and adults, one of film’s most iconic moments is also its most harrowing. The original saw Simba become king of Pride Rock and the new film was recently released starring the likes of Beyonce and Seth Rogan.

Writing on Twitter, he said: “Watched the new Lion King today.

“I’ve seen the cartoon so many times but still the opening sequence gets me every time.

“Don’t even get me started on the stampede.”

Fans agreed with the Football Focus host.

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One wrote: “I wept, and wept, it was so much more brutal in the new version.”

Another said: “I just watched it as well, I thought it was amazing!!”

A third added: “Me too – always makes me cry.”

The film’s premiere was attended by dozens of stars, including Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.

Following the film, the couple announced they would begin a new initiative aimed at saving lions from going extinct.

Dan first took his place on the BBC Breakfast sofa as one of the main presenters after Bill Turnbull, 63, announced he was leaving following 15 years on the show.

His BBC Breakfast co-host is Louise Minchin.

In a recent interview with The Daily Mirror, Dan and Louise spoke out about their friendship.

Louise has claimed that they regularly help each other out of tight spots on air.

She said: “I think we’re both team players.

“And so many times Dan gets me out of trouble or I get him out of trouble.”

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.


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