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Dan Walker makes rare comment about his future on BBC Breakfast

BBC Breakfast viewers will be happy!

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Dan Walker has been the face of BBC Breakfast for the past five years, and viewers will be pleased to know that the broadcaster is in no rush to vacate his seat any time soon!

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In honour of the breakfast show's 20th anniversary on Friday, the 43-year-old has reflected on his time with the show as well as opening up about his amazing on-screen partnership with co-presenter Louise Minchin.

Asked about his future, Dan told The Mirror: "My contract is continuing, so I'm not going yet."

The TV star, who also hosts BBC Radio 5 Live and Football Focus, confessed the reason behind staying on the Breakfast sofa is all down to Louise!

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"It's a great gig, and I love it. And from day one Louise made the job really easy," he said. "I wouldn't have done it for as long and enjoyed it for this long without being able to sit next to somebody like her. I've learned an awful lot from her."

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Of first joining the breakfast show, Dan explained: "When I started, if you had said to me, 'You'll be doing this job in five years,' I'd have gone, 'No chance'. Football Focus I've done for a long time, but that job changes all the time, so it feels very different."

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Dan with co-host Louise Minchin

Away from the TV, Dan is a family man. He has been married to wife Sarah since 2001; they now share son Joe and daughters Susanna and Jessica. The family live in Sheffield, having moved to the city in 2017 after Dan completed his degree in journalism there.

He spoke to the Daily Mail about his love for the area a year later, saying: "My wife Sarah and I moved to Sheffield last year because it's played a big part in our lives - we both studied here and it's where I began broadcasting."

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