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'Why not both?' Dan Walker hints at career change away from BBC Breakfast

Dan Walker, 44, has responded to suggestions he could embark on a career away from his presenting duties on BBC Breakfast. The Strictly star took to Instagram to answer a selection of questions from his fans while he was on a lengthy train journey.

Donning a smart suit and face mask, he wrote to his 269,000 followers: “On a train, got a few minutes.

“What do you want to know good people?”

The presenter began to open up to his fans and revealed he would consider a career away from breakfast TV.

A fan asked: “Would you rather host a chat show or a quiz show?”

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Dan replied: “Why not both?” with a laughing emoji.

The BBC Breakfast presenter then revealed he wanted to be a “professional sportsman” or a “teacher” in his younger years.

However, he did take an interest in presenting from an early age and wrote a letter to former Match of the Day presenter, Des Lynam, to ask “how to get his job”.

Now, Dan regularly presents Match of the Day and fronted Football Focus for 12 years until his exit in 2021.

Last month, Dan explained why he would not be taking part in the tour but dismissed rumours the decision was due to the backlash he received on the show.

Taking to his Instagram page, he said: “My decision not to do the Strictly tour this year has nothing to do with the tiny minority of people who were miffed we were still in it.

“I’m currently responding to some of the 8000+ kind, uplifting DMs/emails from lovely humans since Sunday.

“Thank you to everyone who has reached out. I’ll post some of them once I’ve been through them all. They are really touching.

“I can’t wait to take my family to watch the #Strictly tour this year but I sadly won’t be part of it.

“I have too many work commitments and I want to be at home after spending so much longer on the actual show than I ever expected.”

BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One at 6am.


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