Dan Walker, 43, was left red-faced on Wednesday morning after his phone started ringing 15 minutes into BBC Breakfast, startling him and his co-star Louise Minchin. It turns out it was his alarm going off and fans found it hilarious.BACK BRITAIN'S BRAVE NHS HEROES - CLICK HERE NOW
Sorry. No idea how, or why, I set an alarm for 6.15am seeing as I knew I’d be live on #BBCBreakfast
Taking to Twitter, one viewer sent Dan a message poking fun at the mishap.
"Daniel Walker......... turn that alarm off @mrdanwalker," they giggled, using his full name to show they meant business.
It wasn't long before he responded, apologising for the blunder and confessed his confusion as to how it happened.
"Sorry," he began.
"No idea how, or why, I set an alarm for 6.15am seeing as I knew I’d be live on #BBCBreakfast."
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Dan Walker: 'No idea how' BBC host apologises as phone goes off live on-air (Image: BBC)
Dan Walker apologised for the mistake (Image: TWITTER)
But fans were most forgiving of the BBC presenter, marking it as a simple mistake that "we've all done".
"You are allowed off these are strange times," one quipped.
Another viewer sympathised: "We’ve all done that... always happens at the most awkward moment."
"Wishful thinking you would be asleep that late," another giggled.
Dan Walker's phone alarm accidentally went off during BBC Breakfast (Image: BBC)
Dan Walker apologised