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BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker shares sweet snapshot of family staycation after Strictly news

The BBC journalist has waltzed his way into Strictly Come Dancing 2021

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Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
August 12, 2021
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Following the news he has joined this year's Strictly Come Dancing line-up, BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker is making the most of precious family time by enjoying a mini staycation in York.

Sharing two pictures from their summer holiday, including an image of York Minster, the 44-year-old wrote: "Cracking day out with the family this week."

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The outing is no doubt a welcome treat for Dan, who recently completed his coverage of the Olympics alongside Sam Quek. He even took a break from presenting BBC Breakfast as the show returned to its regular format this week, with Louise Minchin and John Kay taking the helm.

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Dan has been married to his wife Sarah since 2001. They are now parents to three young children; son Joe, and two daughters Susanna and Jessica. The couple tied the knot after they met while studying at the University of Sheffield, where Dan graduated with a Masters degree in broadcast journalism in 1999.

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Dan spent the week with his family in York

Despite being one of the main hosts on BBC Breakfast, the dad-of-three regularly presents Match of the Day and The NFL Show.

Earlier this year, Dan stepped down from his position on Football Focus after 12 years - he will now be gearing up to take part in Strictly.

dan walker york© Photo: Twitter

The BBC Breakfast host shared pictures from his trip

In a statement released following the announcement, the broadcaster spoke about his reasons for signing up to the BBC show. "I am definitely excited, a little bit worried, mostly terrified and a small part of me is considering going into hiding!" he admitted.

"My kids have only ever asked me to go on two shows… Saturday Mash Up and Strictly. I did Saturday Mash Up this summer so… it's time to embrace the sequins."

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