Where is Dan Walker and why is he not on BBC Breakfast?

DAN Walker has been a member of the BBC Breakfast team since 2016 alongside Louise Minchin.

He is also heavily involved in BBC Sport as he has presented Football Focus since 2009.

Where is Dan Walker and why is he not on BBC Breakfast today?

Dan Walker, 43, and Louise Minchin, 52, usually host BBC Breakfast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Charlie Stayt, 58, and Naga Munchetty, 45, present on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

However, Dan was absent both on Tuesday 22 September and TODAY (September 23).

The newsreader did not address his absence and fans were also wondering where he was, as one asked: "#bbcbreakfast What's happened to Dan Walker?"

However, The Express reported that a representative from the BBC confirmed Dan had taken annual leave. 

Who has replaced him?

Charlie Stayt stepped in to take Dan's place on BBC Breakfast.

He usually presents the BBC morning news show alongside Naga Munchetty from Thursday to Saturday.

Charlie and Dan's usual presenting partner Louise kicked off BBC Breakfast on the September 22 and 23 in the usual style by reading out the morning’s headlines.

Stayt joined BBC Breakfast back in 2006 as a relief presenter, before moving with the programme to Salford and presents the programme Thursday-Saturday with Naga.

Did a BBC Breakfast weatherman bad-mouth Rick Astley?

BBC Breakfast weatherman Matt Taylor was left embarrassed on the show on September 23 after saying he didn't like Rick Astley – while the singer was listening.

Charlie stitched him up by asking: "Matt, are you a Rick Astley fan?"

The 44-year-old meteorologist replied: "Erm, not a massive one."

Charlie chuckled: "Well, that was the wrong thing to say. He’s listening and he’s coming up in just a moment.

The camera then cut to 54-year-old Rick who was in hysterics at the exchange while Matt grumped: "Thanks Charlie."

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