Who is Dan Walker, Strictly Come Dancing 2021 contestant? – The Sun

DAN Walker has quickly become one of the BBC's biggest stars.

He is now set to put his best foot forward on the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor.

How old is Dan Walker?

Born March 19, 1977, Daniel Meirion Walker is a 44-year-old English journalist and television presenter from Crawley, West Sussex.

Dan earned a BA degree in History before undergoing an MA degree in Journalism at the University of Sheffield.

Dan is an active patron of several charities including the Sheffield Children's Hospital alongside Jessica Ennis-Hill

Dan married Sarah Walker in 2001 and the couple has three children together.

When did Dan  join BBC Breakfast?

In 2016, Dan replaced Bill Turnbull as presenter of BBC Breakfast.

His first show aired on February 29 and he currently co-presents the programme with Louise Minchin.

Dan hit the headlines in 2018 after his salary revealed he earns almost double the amount of his female co-presenter.

However, Dan pointed to the fact that his earnings come from fronting multiple shows.

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What other TV shows has Dan been on?

His professional broadcasting career started with work experience at Sheffield's Hallam FM before joining BBC regional news programme North West Tonight.

Dan has hosted BBC's Football Focus since taking over from Manish Bhasin in August 2009.

He also presents on BBC Radio 5 Live and regularly reports for Final Score and Match Of The Day.

Dan has also been a main part of the BBC Sport team covering both the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Why did Dan Walker quit Football Focus?

Dan revealed in April 2021 that he was leaving Football Focus after 12 years.

He teased he quit because there were "one or two exciting opportunities" coming his way.

He told fans: "This is going to be my last season presenting Football Focus.

"It has been an amazing 12 years and I can honestly say I have loved every single second of it.

"I am so proud of the job we’ve done, the changes we’ve made and issues we’ve looked at a time when the football landscape has changed immeasurably.

"But, having said all that, after 12 years it's time for someone else to take the reins."

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