Daybreak presenter Dan Lobb is to leave the morning programme later this year.
Dan was part of the original Daybreak team when the programme replaced GMTV in 2010. He joined as sports editor but went on to become the main presenter alongside Kate Garraway. They were named as interim presenters following the departure of Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley.
He took to Twitter yesterday to confirm he is leaving later this year.
Want to clear this up – it was my decision to leave Daybreak & it happened some time ago. Won’t actually be going til later in the year. – @danlobb
His announcement came as ITV announced that Aled Jones will be joining breakfast veteran Lorraine Kelly as the new presenters of Daybreak. Lorraine will continue to front her self-titled show at 8.30am.
ATV Today understands that Kate will remain with the programme and is seen as ‘an important part of the show moving forward.’
[Written by Shaun Linden]