However, Dan seemed to want to step away from the criticism his mistake caused yesterday evening, as he took a temporary break from Twitter.
The host, who also appears on BBC’s Football Focus, penned: “Today is another reminder of how hard it is to explain anything on Twitter.
“Good intentions are often picked apart, over-analysed & misconstrued. I’m switching it off for a bit.”
“Might see you later for #MOTD,” hinting at when he could return to the social media platform amid the backlash.
It comes after Dan said sorry to Professor Hopkins yesterday after she took to Twitter to accuse BBC Breakfast of “unconscious bias” and queried why she hadn’t been treated in the same way as her male peer.
A BBC spokesperson told Express.co.uk: ‘We have contacted Professor Hopkins and explained it was human error.”