Dan Walker, 43, featured on BBC Breakfast in a different role from host as he appeared as a guest on the show to reveal what was coming up on Football Focus. The presenter spoke with sports journalist Mike, 54, about what BBC viewers could expect to watch from his show from 12pm and discussed some of the latest headlines coming from the sporting arena. However, the broadcaster was clearly uncomfortable sat in his seat and it wasn’t long before he explained to those watching at home he was sitting on a cushion to make him look taller.
Speaking from another location due to social distancing rules, Dan said: “This is what’s happened this morning.
“I’ll just give you a quick window into this world. The [original] chair is too tall for me to sit on it.
“So, I’m sitting on a small chair with a cushion,” he declared, to which Mike asked: “You need a cushion? I’ve never known that before.”
The Football Focus star then demonstrated how low down he was when sitting on the chair without the aide.
“An emergency cushion has been brought in,” he remarked, with the sports journalist adding: “I promised I haven’t been fiddling with it.”
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Dan Walker issued warning by Mike Bushell as he unveils backstage secret: 'Don't you dare’ (Image: BBC)
BBC Breakfast: Dan Walker spoke to Mike Bushell about the latest sports headlines (Image: BBC)
Mike then issued his warning as he realised his co-star was speaking from the location he usually reports from.
“And don’t you dare touch my breakfast,” he quipped, with Dan telling him not to worry as the food was “on its way up”.
The pair then got back on track as they discussed some more headlines coming from the sporting arena this weekend.
However, Mike did reference the backstage secret at the end of the conversation as he told him to “take his cushion away”.
BBC Breakfast: Dan Walker explained he was sat on a cushion to make