Dan Walker sure won’t miss his early starts for BBC Breakfast (Picture: BBC)
The 45-year-old presenter will front his last show on the programme on Tuesday before he heads to Channel 5 where he will replace Sian Williams as the lead anchor on 5 News.
It’s fair to say that Dan is definitely looking forward to having a lie-in after he posted the five alarms he has switched on in order to wake up in time to get to the BBC studios.
His first alarm, which is aptly labelled ‘GET UP, STAND UP!’ goes off at 3.01am before another one is scheduled four minutes later at 3.05am with the warning ‘FEEL THE BURN’.
Two minutes later, another is set to blare with a fourth one, labelled ‘GET UP YOU MASSIVE HORSE’ arranged for 3.11am.
Dan’s last alarm is set for 3.19am with ‘THE CLAXON OF DISASTER’.
‘I’m going to miss so much about BBC Breakfast but… only 2 more days of this! 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨,’ he said as he captioned the post which was shared on Instagram.
‘See you in the morning. Need to bring some cakes in for my last day on Tuesday.’
Fans were taken aback by Dan’s early start, with one writing: ‘I bet you can’t wait for day 1 of not waking up at silly o’clock’.
They continued: ‘Breakfast just won’t be the same without you but I’m excited to see what your future is bringing!’
Echoing a similar sentiment, another added: ‘It just won’t be the same without you, watching from France every morning over breakfast and we will miss you so much! Take care and all the very best for the future!’
Dan’s last appearance on the programme will be Tuesday, May 17 (Picture: PA)
Dan confirmed his last appearance on the programme earlier this month.
‘May 17 is my last day, so two weeks today,’ he said, adding: ‘If you discount this one (shift) because we’re on it, it’s only six, six more three o’clockers and then I’m outta here.’
Asked by his co-star Sally Nugent if it is ‘slightly lovely’ to know he will be getting more sleep, Dan said it is nice, but that the decision to leave had also been a ‘big’ and ‘sad’ one.
‘It is nice but, as I have explained to you, it’s also quite… it was a big decision and it’s quite a sad one as well,’ he replied.
‘The other thing to say is thank you to everybody who sent so many lovely messages, and one thing I have realised, because lots of people want to chat to you, don’t they, about this programme, because it means an awful lot to an awful lot of people, it’s reminded me how special this show is and how much everybody who watches it loves it, so thank you very much to everyone who’s come up and said some lovely things.’
Channel 5 said Dan’s new remit will see him presenting recently relaunched flagship news bulletin 5 News, as well as ‘fronting a range of new programming on the channel’.
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