Dan Walker has been at the helm of the UKs most popular morning TV show – BBC Breakfast – since 2016. In the autumn of 2021 Dan joined the cast of BBC 1s most popular entertainment show, Strictly Come Dancing. Previously Dan presented the award winning Football Focus on BBC1 One. Dan continues to regularly present Match of the Day as well as the BBC’s NFL Show alongside former players Jason Bell and two-time Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyior.
Dan has presented many major sporting events including: Wimbledon, The Grand National, Royal Ascot, The Derby, and the 6 Nations. He has continued to work on domestic, European and international football (including every major tournament since 2006), has co-hosted the broadcaster’s Open golf coverage and was an integral part of the BBC’s Olympic offering in both London 2012 and Rio 2016.
In September 2018 Dan hosted his first game show for BBC 1 called Chase the Case; the 20 part series saw Dan test the gameplay, wit and intelligence of 5 contestants in this brand new quiz format.
At the beginning of 2019 Dan was asked by Comic Relief to help raise funds by climbing Kilimanjaro with a number of other famous faces – the resulting documentary for BBC1 called Return to Kili followed the team’s fund-raising journey.
In May 2019 Dan was honoured to be asked to present A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health for BBC1 with HRH The Duke of Cambridge.
Dan has hosted The One Show, Songs of Praise and appeared on shows like Countdown, The Chase, Celebrity Mastermind and A Question of Sport.
Dan’s latest book – Remarkable People was published in October 2020. His other books also include Dan Walker’s Thronkersaurus: Football’s Finest Tales‘ and Magic, Mud & Maradona.
For the last 5 years, Dan has organised his own very popular charity golf tournament – The Walker Cup (not that one), raising over £250,000 for The Children’s Hospital Charity. Dan is proud to live in Sheffield with his wife, 3 children and his dog, Winnie.