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BBC Breakfast identifies Dan Walker replacement and he's a familiar face

Dan will exit the show for good on Tuesday, as he swaps the Beeb for Channel 5.

BBC Breakfast has reportedly identified Dan Walker's replacement. Dan will exit the show for good on Tuesday, as he swaps the Beeb for Channel 5.

The former BBC Strictly Come Dancing star is set to be replaced by Jon Kay, according to reports. According to Daily Star, Jon will likely step in to replace Dan following his departure.

The publication spoke to Alex Apati of Ladbrokes. Mr Apati said: “It’s looking increasingly likely that BBC chiefs have found Dan Walker’s replacement.

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"And he’s no stranger to the Breakfast family, with Jon Kay pulling away from the chasing pack. Gethin Jones was favourite to get the gig once upon a time but has seen his odds drift over the last few days, and it now looks as though it’s Kay’s role if he wants it.”

Other BBC Breakfast stars include Nina Warhurst, Sally Nugent, Naga Munchetty, Carol Kirkwood and Charlie Stayt. Dan announced his exit earlier this year.

“I’m going to go and do the news on Channel 5,” he told BBC Breakfast viewers. “But also make loads of new really exciting programmes. It’s a fantastic opportunity and new challenges in life are always good. And if you can grab them and do them to the best of your ability, you see what happens next don’t you.”

“I love working alongside Sally and I love the team there,” he added. “But Channel 5 came with big ambitions, with big plans. And I don’t think opportunities like this come around very often. And I can’t wait.”

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