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Dan Walker quits the Beeb for Channel 5


Dan Walker quits the Beeb for Channel 5

Dan Walker is joining Channel 5 as presenter of the flagship news programme, 5 News.

He will become lead anchor of the recently re-launched hour-long 5pm bulletin.

“I can’t wait to get stuck into the daily news show, but I am also excited about making some great new TV for Channel 5. I love their ideas and creativity and it’s rare to get an opportunity like this where paths and ambitions meet. The chance to do something different was too good to turn down.” – Dan Walker

Walker is also set to ‘become a familiar face’ across Channel 5 by fronting a range of brand-new non-news programming for the broadcaster. At the Beeb he has covered Wimbledon, The Grand National, Royal Ascot, The Derby, the 6 Nations and the Open golf but is probably best known for being at the helm of BBC Breakfast since 2016.

He has also presented Match Of The Day, and Football Focus for the BBC.

“We’re delighted that Dan Walker is joining the fantastic team at 5 News, as an anchor he will be instrumental in the success of Channel 5’s News output as it continues to grow and evolve.” – Daniel Pearl, Commissioning Editor, Unscripted, at Channel 5

Dan replaces Dr Sian Williams as lead anchor as she steps down from daily news presenting.

5 News’ Editor Cait Fitzmons said she is “hugely excited” to be working with Walker and that she is looking forward to “building on the success” of the new hour-long news programme.

5 News is produced by ITN and airs weekdays from 5pm- 6pm on Channel 5.

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