Dan Walker quits BBC Breakfast as he lands exciting new Channel 5 job

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Dan Walker is stepping down from BBC Breakfast after six years to present on Channel 5.

The TV star is set to become the lead anchor of Channel 5's revamped bulletin 5 News, with an expanded role as a presenter on the ITN programme that also involves fronting non-news original shows across the channel.

He is replacing Sian Williams who stepped down from anchoring the show last month.

Walker himself said he was "really excited" about the move as he confirmed the news in a video message shared by the official Channel 5 Twitter account.

He said: "Hello, Dan Walker here. I have a little bit of news for you. In the next few weeks, I'm going to be leaving BBC Breakfast and moving to 5 News and to Channel 5.

"I'm really excited but this has also been a massive decision for me because I love BBC Breakfast. I love working alongside Sally and I love the team there."

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