Dan Walker applauds BBC Breakfast pal Jon Kay over job application post after exit news

BBC Breakfast: Jon Kay discusses his Fairy Meadow podcast

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Dan Walker, 45, has taken to Twitter to respond to a cheeky post by BBC Breakfast and BBC News anchor Jon Kay. The star was included in the Twitter joke page, Accidental Partridge. 

Following a blunder on BBC News this morning, Jon made a joke about his live on-air error, hinting that he should still be considered to replace Dan, who will soon be moving to Channel 5 News.

While reporting from Woolacombe, Jon took a long time to respond to presenter Fiona Bruce. 

Fiona asked him a question about weather conditions and Jon failed to respond promptly.

He wrote, jokingly, in full view of his 41,500 followers: “That’s my job application completed, then… @Mrdanwalker.” 

Fans and friends joked back with Jon. 

@Hamishausk said: “Haha! Who needs the main Breakfast gig when you’ve made it onto accidental partridge! 

“It’s what dreams are made of.”

Dan responded in a quote tweet with a series of clapping hands emojis, cheering his fellow presenter on for making light of the situation.

It comes after it was announced that Dan would be leaving BBC Breakfast. 

Channel 5 News released the update to Twitter yesterday with a short clip of Dan speaking about his career move. 

The post read: “Some news to share with you all from us at @5_News.

“@MrDanWalker will be bringing you the news at 5pm every day from now on.


Ricky Gervais takes aim at Jada Pinkett Smith after Oscars slap row [UPDATE]
Demi Rose strips to bikini as she puts on busy display in hot tub [ANALYSIS]
Piers Morgan slams Hollywood for attitude to Will Smith [INSIGHT]

“And he’s got something to tell you all – watch his video down below.” 

Other BBC staff have since flocked to social media to respond to the shock announcement. 

That includes co-star Louise Minchin, who wrote in a quote Tweet: “Massive congratulations and good luck Dan.

“You will be missed on @BBCBreakfast but you won’t miss the early alarm calls.”

Among Louise’s 253,100 followers, some took to the comments with their thoughts. 

@PeterBridge18 said: “Who will replace him. He will be missed.”

@Donkey_cone quipped in reply: “I hear Piers Morgan is in the running.” 

@Neilabrad wrote: “Great news for Dan but can’t help thinking BBC has been haemorrhaging top talent for a couple of years now! Very concerning.”

Source: Read Full Article