‘Money talks mate!’ Dan Walker mocked over Channel 5 move on final Breakfast appearance

For his final appearance on BBC Breakfast, Dan Walker was sent off with an array of emotional and heartfelt goodbyes from his colleagues past and present. Sally Nugent led the touching goodbyes while former BBC stalwart Louise Minchin also made a rare return to the show to pay tribute to the former Strictly Come Dancing star ahead of his move to Channel 5. A number of former guests also sent in messages of their own to wish Dan the best, including a cheeky tape from Rob Burrow who quipped, “Money talks” ahead of Dan’s move.

Teeing up the pre-recorded messages from those close to Dan, Sally said: “For everybody at home, Dan has no clue, there’s no script for the rest of the programme.

“So he’s just going to have to sit and watch just like you at home,” she continued. “We’ve spoken to some of your friends, we’ve seen the best bits of your years on Breakfast…

“Now we have some really special messages from some familiar faces you might recognise,” she added as Dan watched on with intrigue.

Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell from The NFL Show, which Dan also hosted, appeared first in the compilation.

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The pair cheekily mocked their co-host as an archived clip of his playing American Football aired, branding him “ridiculous” while Dan let out a laugh in the studio.

Jason went on to describe Dan as “one of the nicest human beings on this planet” before charity fundraiser and former rugby league star Rob Burrows made an appearance.

“Hi Dan, I’m sure you are well, especially with your new pay packet for the new job,” Rob mocked.

He continued: “I’m not sure why you are leaving the number one breakfast show but money talks, eh mate!”

Dan let out a chuckle as Rob added: “If you must leave please promise me you will wear a suit and make sure your apartment smells of rich mahogany.”


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