BBC Breakfast have ‘announced’ Dan Walker’s replacement ahead of his last day tomorrow

BBC Breakfast is honing in on Dan Walker's replacement, according to a leading bookmaker.

Tomorrow Dan, 46, will say goodbye to his presenting role on the Beeb's flagship show after six years.

The star has signed a deal with Channel 5 that will see him host the news and present primetime shows.

While his successor hasn't officially been announced, Ladbrokes believe it's almost certain Jon Kay will be the man to take over.

The 52-year-old has worked on Breakfast since 2010 and often fills in for its main hosts.

Labrokes spokesman Alex Apati told the Star:“It’s looking increasingly likely that BBC chiefs have found Dan Walker’s replacement.


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“And he’s no stranger to the Breakfast family, with Jon Kay pulling away from the chasing pack. Gethin Jones was favourite to get the gig once upon a time but has seen his odds drift over the last few days, and it now looks as though it’s Kay’s role if he wants it."

Dan penned a £1.5million deal with Channel 5 earlier this year.

The mega-bucks three-year deal will see him host the news at 5pm four days a week – and six hours a year of prime-time shows.

Dan can also boost his pay further by stepping in for Jeremy Vine, when he goes on holiday from his morning talk show.

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On Tuesday, the Strictly star told BBC Breakfast viewers: “I’ve never ever been motivated by money in any job that I’ve ever taken.”

Sources said he quit the Beeb, where he was reportedly on £300,000, after being refused an evening primetime show.

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