Dan Walker celebrated his final change of presentation on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday, and was left in awe as tributes from friends, former colleagues and famous faces were shown.
Dan Walker wept over Carol Kirkwood’s poem as he said BBC Breakfast enjoyed ‘trust and truth’ during his final shift on Tuesday.
Beginning her tribute, Carol told him, “Dan, I can’t believe you are leaving. You know, Dan has been with us for several years. And when we first heard that he was coming, it filled us with fear.
“But how wrong were we. And I say that with joy. He was an absolute superstar, and we will miss him terribly,” Carol added.
Viewers then saw the infamous clip of Carol being pulled by an excited dog, landing flat on her face with her legs in the air during a live segment on BBC Breakfast last year, prompting Dan to burst out of laugh.
“Dan, don’t go!” Stay! We love you! It’s been such a joy working with you, and a privilege, but I wish you luck and be sure to stay in touch. We love you!” Carol said blowing a kiss to the camera.
“Oh Carol,” Dan said, as the camera returned to the studio.
“I’m really grateful to have had so many amazing memories of working on this program and wonderful times that this role has given me,” he said as he looked around the studio.
“There aren’t many jobs where you get the chance to give voice to the voiceless and tell the stories of others, and that’s what we love doing more than any other. thing,” Dan said.
The presenter said it was a “true privilege” to co-host the breakfast show and thanked viewers for tuning in and watching every day.
“It’s safe to say that I, and all of us, never take any of this for granted – the fact that people are watching this program and enjoying this program,” he said.
“To be serious for a minute, I think in a time when trust and truth have never been more important, it’s great to work with a team, which I know because I see it every day, and we do everything to make sure what we do and what we say is right and accurate,” he said.
“And that’s so important,” he concluded poignantly.