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BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker pays poignant tribute to departing co-star

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BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker was left emotional as he paid tribute to his departing co-star on Twitter.The host, who himself is preparing to leave the BBC in just a few days for a major move to rival network Channel 5, posted the poignant tribute on his social media pages.Mark Lawrenson, star of Football Focus - which Dan also presented from 2008 until 2021 - is finally leaving the programme after an incredible 25 years.The official BBC Sport account posted a farewell tribute to Mark, which read: "Farewell, Lawro!

We wish you all the best!"@DionDublinsDube pays tribute to Mark Lawrenson after his 25 years as a pundit, as he appeared on his final edition of Football Focus."The post also included a link to Mark’s best ever bits from his time on the show.Quoting the tweet, Dan added: “I have so many wonderful memories of working with Lawro."Always insightful, always funny, always kind, always loyal.

Great broadcaster and a great bloke," he said.Dan himself announced he would be leaving Football Focus last year, after an incredible 12 years presenting it alongside BBC Breakfast and The NFL Show.

The Strictly Come Dancing star said at the time: "It has been an amazing 12 years and I have loved every second of it. "I am so proud of the job we’ve done, the changes we’ve made and issues we’ve looked at while the football landscape changed immeasurably."I’d like to say thank you to the amazing team at Focus who put so much into the show each week and thank you to the audience for tuning in every Saturday."Mark wasn’t the only BBC colleague Dan was paying an emotional tribute to, as he also reached out to the incredible Dame Deborah James as she hit the £5million mark in her fundraising for cancer research.The podcast star.

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