Dan Walker has admitted he misses his co-workers but not his job at the BBC.
The former ‘BBC Breakfast’ presenter – who has discovered a brand new telly residence on Channel 5 – has insisted regardless of not lacking his work at the public broadcaster, he’s nonetheless a fan of the establishment and he thinks if it have been gone, “the media landscape” could be worse.
The 46-year-old star is quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: “I miss the people but I don’t miss the BBC.
“I still love the BBC. And I think a media landscape without the BBC would be much bleaker.”
Dan – who has daughters Susanna, Jessica and son Joe along with his spouse Sarah – admitted he felt at residence “within 24 hours” with Channel 5.
He added: “I used to be like, ‘let’s try this.’ I felt settled inside 24 hours.”
Dan – who now fronts ‘5 News at 5’ which has seen a 30 per cent rise in viewers – believes its success is due the programme being “really conversational with a real identity”.
He has been tasked with helming the present throughout huge breaking information tales like Gary Lineker’s suspension from the BBC over his tweets about the authorities’s refugee coverage, but the former ‘Football Focus’ presenter remains to be getting requested loads about his bike crash in February.
He stated: “It’s in all probability the shock of seeing my face, it was fairly badly broken.”
The ex ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ returned to screens again in March after taking a tumble from his bicycle at a roundabout close to his residence in Sheffield.
Dan posted a bloody selfie on social media and wrote: “Got back on the bike for first time today and felt safe and secure. New bike, new helmet… just disappointed I didn’t manage to match the socks to the frame.”
He has since admitted he was watching clips from his time on the BBC One Latin and ballroom competitors – when he was partnered with skilled Nadiya Bychkova – in 2021 to assist along with his “recovery”.
Dan informed ‘The Jeremy Vine Show’: “So I watch a few of my outdated dancing [videos] again after which I pause them and I used to be testing my mind and my physique to suppose, ‘Does my mind know what the subsequent transfer is and may my physique keep in mind it?’ And it did on each single event.
“So I told Nadiya that she’s helped me with my recovery from this accident, so ‘Strictly’ does help even years after.”