PUBLISHED: 10:46, Sat, Oct 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:56, Sat, Oct 17, 2020
Dan Walker took to Twitter and addressed his blunder as the BBC Breakfast host revealed he made it on-screen with just minutes to spare. The broadcaster was due to join his co-host Mike Bushell for a segment on the programme but was missing from the studio.
The 43-year-old took to the micro-blogging site and admitted he made a "new record" after the small-screen star overslept.
In view of his 668,000 followers, Dan shared a snap alongside which he sported a surprised expression.
He penned: "Morning. New record. Got in very late (because of work) last night. Slept through the alarms.
"Woke up at 8:21, made it into position for 8:31... on air on #BBCBreakfast a couple of minutes later with @mikebreakfast."
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Dan Walker 'slept through his alarm' amid BBC Breakfast appearance (Image: BBC)
Dan Walker was due to appear on BBC Breakfast with Mike Bushell (Image: BBC)
Fans flocked to comment on the post, as one person quizzed: "Did you sleep at the studio?"
Dan replied: "Hotel is about a three minute jog away."
Sports presenter Mike joked that the viewers didn't have to know about his near-miss Breakfast appearance.
He tweeted: "Superbly pulled off. No one would have known @mrdanwalker."
BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker tweeted he was late but fortunately made it on-air (Image: