Dan Walker to co-present BBC Breakfast

Dan Walker to co-present BBC Breakfast

Dan Walker is set to co-present 'BBC Breakfast'.

The 'Football Focus' host, 38, is "thrilled" to be saddling up next to Louise Minchin on the red sofa three days a week - Monday to Wednesday - when he joins the early morning television news programme at the end of the month.

He said: "I'm thrilled to be joining the 'BBC Breakfast' team. I have watched the show avidly over the years and am even looking forward to setting my alarm clock and doing what I can to make it even more successful."

Dan's new gig will see him replace Bill Turnbull after he announced his decision to leave the breakfast show last September following 15 years fronting the programme.

He explained: "It is an honour to be given this opportunity and to follow in the footsteps of someone like Bill Turnbull."

However, the good-looking presenter - who has three children with his wife Sarah - isn't nervous about following in the footsteps of Bill, 60, as he has over 17 years experience in the industry and is determined to do him proud.

He added: "The man has significant shoes to fill so I hope I can do as good a job as he did waking up the nation."