BBC Breakfast kicked off its 20th-anniversary celebrations this week as hosts Dan Walker and Louise Minchin opened up on the future of the daily news programme. The presenters begin each week hosting the BBC show while Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt take over later on. However, as Dan reflected on Breakfast’s longevity, he spoke out on his future on the show.
BBC Breakfast began 20 years ago when morning programmes on BBC One and the BBC News channel were merged.
In 2016, Dan joined the Breakfast team and replaced Bill Turnbull who hosted the show alongside Louise.
Addressing his appointment, Dan explained he didn’t expect to still be a part of the show five years on.
He said: “When I started, if you had said to me, ‘You’ll be doing this job in five years,’ I’d have gone, ‘No chance’.
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BBC Breakfast: Dan Walker addressed his future on the show (Image: BBC)
BBC Breakfast: Dan joined Louise on the show in 2016 (Image: BBC)
“Football Focus I’ve done for a long time, but that job changes all the time, so it feels very different.
“But mostly I’ve only really been places 18 months, and then I’ve moved on."
“It’s a great gig, and I love it. And from day one Louise made the job really easy,” he continued.
“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.”