Dan Walker says early mornings for his BBC Breakfast role took a toll on his brain and body


Dan Walker says getting up at three within the morning every day whereas working on BBC Breakfast took a toll on his thoughts and body.

The broadcaster, 45, begins presenting 5 Information on Channel 5 on Monday and he insists he didn’t go away the BBC for monetary causes.

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Dan says he merely thought it was time to maneuver on after anchoring for the final six years alongside Louise Minchin and then Sally Nugent, with the display star managing on simply 4 hours sleep a evening for a very long time.  

Moving on: Dan Walker, 45, says getting up at three in the morning each day while working on BBC Breakfast took a toll on his mind and body

Transferring on: Dan Walker, 45, says getting up at three within the morning every day whereas working on BBC Breakfast took a toll on his thoughts and body

He instructed the Mirror: ‘I feel getting up at three o’clock within the morning for six and a half years, it positively does kind of take its toll on your brain and your body.

‘So regardless that I’ve managed to deal with 4 hours of sleep for a very long time, I feel I’m trying ahead to a extra common sleeping and waking sample.

‘I’m going to remain in a single day a couple of nights in London and do 4 days-a-week however we are going to work it out and hopefully I’ll get to spend extra time with my household. They’re being very versatile.’

Ready: Dan is set to join 5 News alongside co-host Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije who he admits he has had no newsroom run-through with as he wants things to happen organically

Prepared: Dan is about to affix 5 Information alongside co-host Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije who he admits he has had no newsroom run-through with as he desires issues to occur organically

Dan is about to affix 5 Information alongside co-host Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije who he admits he has had no newsroom run-through with as he desires issues to occur organically.

‘I went in and had a look across the studio and I’m fairly eager to have a little bit of motion concerned in it,’ he defined.

‘However I didn’t actually need to do a run by way of as a result of I don’t actually like rehearsing an excessive amount of.’

Celebrations: Dan celebrated with a huge BBC Breakfast leaving do last month, filled with his friends and family

Celebrations: Dan celebrated with a enormous BBC Breakfast leaving do final month, full of his mates and household

In the meantime, Dan, who has reportedly been given a £1.5million wage for his new role, insists he won’t be taking on a presenting type just like Piers Morgan’s, saying he won’t give his opinion an excessive amount of on display.

Dan left BBC Breakfast this month after six years on the helm, celebrating with a enormous leaving do full of his mates and household.

The broadcaster took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps from the evening, and a string of selfies with some well-known faces.

Famous friends: The broadcaster, 45, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a slew of snaps from the night, and a string of selfies with some famous faces (Naga Munchetty pictured)

Well-known mates: The broadcaster, 45, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a slew of snaps from the evening, and a string of selfies with some well-known faces (Naga Munchetty pictured)

He additionally posed alongside a life-size cardboard cutout of himself, quipping: ‘Anyone need a cardboard cutout which is barely taller than my human kind?’

He beamed broadly as he posed for a photograph with Naga Munchetty, who sported a traditional purple lip, and one other with a glamorous trying Sally Nugent.

Captioning the photographs, he gushed: ‘What a great night with mates and household at my leaving do tonight.

Seeing double! He also posed alongside a life-size cardboard cutout of himself, quipping: 'Anybody want a cardboard cutout which is slightly taller than my human form?'

Seeing double! He additionally posed alongside a life-size cardboard cutout of himself, quipping: ‘Anyone need a cardboard cutout which is barely taller than my human kind?’

‘So many surprises and simply a lot enjoyable being along with so many attractive people.

‘Because of everybody who got here. I’ll miss you all.’      

This got here after Dan’s former co-host Louise Minchin made a shock return to BBC Breakfast to honour his final day on the present. 

Squad pic: He was joined by a large group of people to send him off to Channel 5

Squad pic: He was joined by a massive group of individuals to ship him off to Channel 5

Pals: He beamed widely as he posed for a photo with Naga Munchetty, who sported a classic red lip, and another with a glamorous looking Sally Nugent (pictured)

Friends: He beamed broadly as he posed for a photograph with Naga Munchetty, who sported a traditional purple lip, and one other with a glamorous trying Sally Nugent (pictured) 

Send off: Captioning the shots, he gushed: 'What a wonderful evening with friends and family at my leaving do tonight'

Ship off: Captioning the photographs, he gushed: ‘What a great night with mates and household at my leaving do tonight’

Grateful: He signed off: 'Thanks to everyone who came. I will miss you all'

Grateful: He signed off: ‘Because of everybody who got here. I’ll miss you all’

Louise, left the present final autumn after 20 years however returned right now to share a heat embrace along with her pal. 

His final co-host Sally Nugent led the outpouring because the BBC aired a 30-minute tribute to Walker which noticed appearances from his Strictly Come Dancing accomplice Nadiya Bychkova and members of the Breakfast manufacturing crew, in addition to Minchin.

He was handed a cake and big inflatable lobster – a nod to his Strictly Come Dancing efficiency whereas wearing a lobster costume. 

Spoiled rotten: He was handed a cake and giant inflatable lobster - a nod to his Strictly Come Dancing performance while dressed in a lobster costume

Spoiled rotten: He was handed a cake and big inflatable lobster – a nod to his Strictly Come Dancing efficiency whereas wearing a lobster costume

His substitute has but to be introduced with his departure coming amid a BBC ‘brain drain’ that beforehand noticed the likes of Andrew Marr, Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel go away the company. 

The host admitted he doesn’t know who can be changing him however stated he hopes they care concerning the programme, the folks they work with, and viewers. 

He added: ‘It’s all the time been my dream to do a job like this and work with folks such as you guys, so thanks.

Surprise: This comes after Dan's former co-host Louise Minchin made a surprise return to BBC Breakfast to honour his last day on the show

Shock: This comes after Dan’s former co-host Louise Minchin made a shock return to BBC Breakfast to honour his final day on the present 

‘It’s come round a lot extra shortly than I assumed. It does really feel a bit surreal, the truth that I received’t be sitting on the couch anymore, that I received’t be sitting subsequent to you after right now, that that is my final day.’

An emotional Louise instructed her former co-host: ‘It’s an absolute pleasure and very emotional to be right here.

‘I do know plenty of folks watching might be very unhappy that you just’re leaving, as a result of you will have touched the hearts of the nation over the past six years. I do know folks have cherished watching you. I cherished working with you.’

Co-hosts: Dan co-hosted the show with Louise before her exit in September 2021

Co-hosts: Dan co-hosted the present with Louise earlier than her exit in September 2021

Addressing viewers on the finish of the present, he stated: ‘There aren’t many roles the place you will have a probability to provide different folks a voice. That’s what all of us love doing greater than the rest.

‘Thanks for tuning in. Thanks for all the beautiful messages through the years. We by no means ever take any of that for granted.

‘To be severe for a minute, at a time when belief and reality have by no means been extra vital, it’s nice to work with a crew that do all the things to ensure that what we do is honest and correct.’ 

Cheers: Dan Walker getting clapped out on his last day presenting BBC Breakfast - before he heads to Channel 5

Cheers: Dan Walker getting clapped out on his final day presenting BBC Breakfast – earlier than he heads to Channel 5



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