Who could replace Dan Walker on BBC Breakfast? Leading contenders for TV roles - from Jon Kay to Ben Thompson

By Sidhanta

BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker has announced that he will be quitting the show “in the next few weeks” to host Channel 5 news programme, 5 News, instead.

In a video first posted to the official Channel 5 Twitter page on Monday 4 April Walker said: “Hello, Dan Walker here. I have a little bit of news for you.

 In the next few weeks, I’m going to be leaving BBC Breakfast and moving to 5 News and to Channel 5.

“I’m really excited, but this has also been a massive decision for me because I love BBC Breakfast. But Channel 5 came with big ambitions, with big plans, 

As viewers, fans and BBC colleagues, such as Sally Nugent, took to Twitter to congratulate Walker on his new role, many also began to question who will replace him on BBC Breakfast.

Viewers have been quick to give their thoughts on who they think should take over the role on Twitter.

Many seem to suggest that fellow BBC journalists and presenters Jon Kay and Ben Thompson, who both sometimes host the breakfast programme could be deserving of the role.

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