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John Isner branded 'far too nice' by Dan Walker after ending Andy Murray's Wimbledon hopes

John Isner, 37, was called “far too nice” by Channel 5 News presenter Dan Walker, 45, yesterday after defeating Andy Murray, 35, at Wimbledon.The former BBC Breakfast presenter described the American tennis player as a “lovely fella” after he beat the British hopeful early on in the competition. Dan took to Twitter yesterday to sing John’s praises after he had bested Andy on his home turf. Speaking to his 768,600 followers, he wrote: “John Isner is far too nice, and gracious and kind and respectful. “What a lovely fella #Wimbledon.”Yesterday, British two-time champion Andy suffered his earliest Wimbledon exit ever.The Scottish tennis star put up a good fight, but lost in four sets against John in the second round.The former world number one secured the third set, with the hope that he could bring it back, but unfortunately fell 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 to the big-hitting 20th seed.Andy has never failed to reach the third round at Wimbledon over 13 previous attempts, but that all changed yesterday.Meanwhile, John fired 36 aces on his way to victory on centre court after previously competing as a semi-finalist in 2018.The athlete, who is originally from North Carolina, will play 20-year-old Italian 10th seed Jannik Sinner next.John proved himself to be a good sport, as he hailed Andy as “one of the greatest players ever” after knocking him out of the second round. "It's no secret that I am not a better tennis player than Andy Murray," he said.
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Piers Morgan brands Nick Kyrgios a ‘d***’ over furious rants at Wimbledon
Piers Morgan, 57, has reacted to Nick Kyrgios’ furious rant over spectators and line officials in the Wimbledon 2022 match.The former Good Morning Britain presenter took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the 27-year-old’s demeanour during the clash.In view of his 7.9 million followers, Piers shared a video that shows Nick saying: “I don't start clapping when they're scanning s*** at a supermarket do I?"Along with the clip, Piers simply wrote: “Kyrgios is such a d***.”Nick sparked backlash after complaining to umpire Marija Cicak over the crowd at the match earlier today.He said: "You have to tell them.They're spectators.“They don't have any right to do that.They're spectators who spend money to come watch us play.They should be removed."I don't go up to their face in their 9-5 and start clapping when they're scanning s*** at a supermarket.“They have no right to do that so why does it keep happening?"Nick went on to complain about “racial slurs” as he questioned why spectators were not penalised for their actions.He added: "You should just remove them from the crowd."So pure disrespect from a spectator to an athlete is acceptable at Wimbledon?“But you don't accept a hat with two logos? When's the line?“That's acceptable, racism is acceptable so when does it stop? So where's the line?"It's been happening for years.
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Dan Walker hits back at claim he was 'shackled at the BBC' after Channel 5 move
Dan Walker has set the record straight on the belief he was "shackled at the BBC" after moving to Channel 5.The TV presenter left the BBC for the rival broadcaster last month after presenting BBC Breakfast for six years, most famously with former co-host Louise Minchin.Dan, 45, has started anchoring Channel 5's flagship news programme 5 News on weekdays at 5pm.READ MORE: Dan Walker shares first look at new Channel 5 job after begging BBC Breakfast for returnHe has now spoken out about what he loves about Channel 5 and how it compares to his old BBC job.Dan said he really loves that his work is done "with a bit of feeling and connect with our audience in a way maybe other programmes struggle to do".Asked if this differs to how he presented on the BBC, he told Radio Times: "I think that’s always been my style, rightly or wrongly. "There’s a perception that you’re really shackled at the BBC and you can’t be yourself, but I’ve never been told I can’t say something."But he did admit that Channel 5 has "a bit more flexibility", which is something he enjoys.Dan also pointed out he is working with a very young and creative team at Channel 5.The broadcaster's first Channel 5 show aired on June 6 to an audience of 390,000 viewers.Dan was delighted to reveal the show's figures had been boosted by 70 percent after his first day.He tweeted: "Lots of talk about figures last night… we are quite happy with ours.For more of the latest showbiz and TV news from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here."The @5_News audience was up over 70 percent.
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Piers Morgan furiously backs Sir Paul McCartney after Glastonbury set sparks backlash
Piers Morgan has leapt to the defence of Sir Paul McCartney after complaints were made about the former Beatle's headline set at Glastonbury on Saturday evening.The legendary musician, who turned 80 over the weekend, played a two-and-a-half hour spectacular, including guest appearances by Foo Fighters and Nirvana star Dave Grohl and 'The Boss' himself Bruce Springsteen.Macca went through large portions of his extensive back catalogue, with hits by Wings mixed in between some of his newer solo music and some classics by The Beatles.READ MORE: Piers Morgan's life - childhood tragedy, 'horrendous' divorce and public rows with sonBut there were a few people, particularly on Twitter, upset that he didn't do more Beatles songs during his set.This drew the attention of Piers, who fired back at the critics in his usual style, writing: "Twitter’s moaning Macca ‘didn’t do enough Beatles hits.’ He played Can’t Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, I Saw Her Standing There, Lady Madonna, Blackbird, Get Back, Something, Let It Be, and Hey Jude."Those songs alone are 9 of the greatest pop songs ever."Twitter.. STFU."#Piers' nemesis Dan Walker also praised Sir Paul's set, gushing on Twitter: "The fact that Sir Paul McCartney is doing this at 80 is impressive & he’s earned the right to do whatever he likes but, if he doesn’t smash out HEY JUDE then it’s a massive opportunity missed #Glastonbury2022."Though Sir Paul didn't bring out Ringo Starr, we did get a Beatles reunion at one point - kind of.During Paul's performance of I've Got A Feeling, he reunited for a virtual performance with John Lennon, 42 years after he was brutally murdered in New York.
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Piers Morgan reignites furious feud with 'desperate and boring' Dan Walker
Piers Morgan has reignited his feud with rival broadcaster Dan Walker, labelling him “desperate and boring”.The ex-Good Morning Britain host has had a long-standing feud with former BBC Breakfast presenter Dan - despite later being pictured golfing together, hinting they’d put their past behind them.Now Piers has gone all out in his verbal war with Dan, labelling him a “mood-hoovering dullard” - and Dan quickly clapped back. READ MORE: Carol Kirkwood pays sweet tribute to BBC co-worker ahead of 'emotional' exit Things began when Dan was interviewing Mick Lynch, General Secretary of the RMT Union, about the rail strikes for Channel 5 News, writing on Twitter: “We live in the age of the jabby, confrontational interview & the RMT’s Mick Lynch has had a few of them.“If you treat people with respect, you can still ask tough questions & get decent answers, allowing your audience to make their own minds up.”But Piers soon noticed the subtle swipe as he responded to Dan, writing: “Is there anyone more deluded in world television than Desperate Dan… the world’s most boring interviewer.”Dan then hit back: “Why is it ‘boring’ to let someone actually speak rather than shouting over them all the time?”, accompanied by three cry-laughing emojis.Piers simply wasn’t having it and doubled down on his insults, writing: “Mate, I had to leave GMB for being too exciting/dangerous.“You had to leave the BBC because even by their standards you’re a mood-hoovering dullard. But your pompous lectures on how to do interviews are bloody funny, I’ll give you that.”Dan quickly retaliated with the famous GIF of Piers storming out of the Good Morning Britain studio, telling him: “You left GMB because one of your colleagues called you out.
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BBC's Carol Kirkwood and Dan Walker told 'get a room' after gushing Twitter exchange
Dan Walker and BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood have been told to 'get a room' after exchanging gushing messages to each other online.On Wednesday morning, the weather presenter took to Twitter to share some snaps of where viewers could expect to see her during the show.Showing a series of gorgeous flowers, Carol captioned the images; " Good morning from @TowerOfLondon We are here this morning to show you the fabulous Superbloom in honour of her Majesty the Queen‘s Platinum Jubilee @BBCBreakfast"READ MORE: BBC Breakfast source confirms 'disruption' behind the scenes after Dan Walker's exitAdmiring the natural beauty, Dan jumped on the post to comment on the flowers.He simply wrote: “Gorgeous.”His former colleague playfully wrote back: "You are not too shabby yourself honey!, followed by two winking emojis and one emoji blowing a kiss.Although the exchange was brief and light-hearted, some of Carol’s 263,300 followers were quick to make a remark on their exchange.One of her followers wrote: "Off to the Tower for MD Walker for making suggestive remarks.”Another simply said: "Get a room!”Although many were too distracted by the stunning images the 60-year-old shared to comment on her exchange with Dan.Someone replied to the snaps saying: "Visited a week ago, have to say we loved it, many flowers hadn't come out due to the variation of the weather recently, did you go on the slide Carol?”With another adding: "Absolutely stunning!"Dan may no longer be part of the BBC family after leaving to join Channel 5, but that hasn't stopped him from gushing over his former co-worker.The Strictly star has insisted that Carol was an integral part of the BBC Breakfast team when being interviewed for a podcast Monday Mile with Aimee
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BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood bids farewell to 'lovely' colleague amid 'emotional' exit
Carol Kirkwood, 60, has taken to Twitter this morning to wish her colleague Mark Murphy well in his new career as he leaves his breakfast show on BBC Suffolk.The weather presenter credited her colleague for being "such a superstar", as he moves on to the next stage of his career.Carol posted the farewell message this morning in view of her 236,400 Twitter followers.She penned: "Just want to wish my lovely colleague @MarkGlennMurphy on @BBCSuffolk all the very best!"You are such a superstar! And just think....no more 3am alarm calls!! Take care Mark."Mark is the breakfast presenter on BBC Radio Suffolk as well as being a multi award-winning presenter and producer at the BBC.The presenter broke his silence last night ahead of his last day hosting his morning show on BBC Radio Suffolk, as he bid an emotional farewell.Along with a promotional post for the show, he wrote on Instagram: "I thought I’d stick this up one last time."It’s going to be an emotional day tomorrow as I hand the breakfast show over to someone else."I’ve loved every minute and I’ll miss it so much but the time is right to change."Thank you to you for listening and to everyone I’ve worked with over the years."The new show starts on July 9th, I do hope you’ll give it a go."Carol's farewell comes mere weeks after she had to say goodbye to her friend Dan Walker as he made his move to Channel 5 News.On his last day at BBC Breakfast, the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 star's colleagues sent good luck messages ahead of his new career move.Carol began: "Dan, I cannot believe you are leaving.
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'Can't get rid of her!' Dan Walker says BBC Breakfast wouldn't last without Carol Kirkwood
Dan Walker has insisted weather presenter Carol Kirkwood is an “integral” part of BBC Breakfast.The presenter explained Carol’s “magical” qualities in an interview with Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller. Dan, 45, previously worked with Carol, 60, on BBC Breakfast before moving over to present Channel 5 News last month.He opened up about his former colleague during an interview for podcast Monday Mile with Aimee Fuller.Aimee shared an anecdote with Dan about how her nan had become starstruck when she met Carol at the BBC studios.“There’s something magical about Carol Kirkwood,” Dan confirmed.Dan then went on to share a story of how he had taken his former Strictly Come Dancing partner Nadiya Bychkova to him when he was working at the BBC.Nadiya helped Dan finish in fifth place on Strictly, despite the presenter having absolutely no previous dance experience. Dan insisted that, while the pair got along, Nadiya would end up preferring Carol.He told Aimee how he had anticipated that Carol would quickly become the dancer’s “favourite person on the planet”.Once the pair had met, Nadiya confirmed Dan was indeed right and that she “loved” Carol.“Everyone loves Carol,” Dan added.He went on to describe how people questioned how the show might go on when stars such as Louise Minchin or himself left BBC Breakfast. “My point is always, ‘The show is much bigger than the people on it,’” Dan began. “Apart from Carol Kirkwood!” he added with a laugh.“You can’t get rid of Carol.She is integral to that programme.”Carol joined the BBC as a weather presenter all the way back in 1998.She also participated in the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing back in 2015.Carol delighted viewers when she announced her engagement to her new partner live
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BBC Breakfast source confirms 'disruption' behind the scenes after Dan Walker's exit
Dan Walker's transition into life at Channel 5 seems to have gone smoothly, there has allegedly been some "disruption" behind the scenes at his old BBC Breakfast job.One BBC source has now confirmed to Daily Star that things are rather hectic behind-the-scenes of the morning programme, which is currently helmed by Sally Nugent, Jon Kay, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.Not only is there tension on set due to the "hasty" decision by BBC bosses to replace Dan's image with Jon Kay's for the show's official social media accounts, but a major overhaul is being planned at the same time.Speaking exclusively to Daily Star, a BBC source said: "There's disruption behind the scenes as BBC Breakfast is getting a new set in the next few months."The show is set to emulate the studio of popular US talk shows, with a more dynamic background and perhaps swapping out the low coffee table for a higher desk.They added: "It will be the first time they've changed it since they moved to Salford in 2012, so all in all everything will look very different in the coming months."Apparently they want it to look a bit more like a US breakfast show and might have windows and people walking past."But that isn't all, as there is more tension than just a set reshuffle behind the cameras.In front of the camera, Jon Kay has stepped almost seamlessly into Dan's old seat on the red sofa - but not everyone is happy about it.The BBC hasn't yet confirmed who will take over Dan's role in an official capacity, and some staff still vying for the promotion have been left feeling "awkward" that Jon appears to be the "heir apparent".Our source told us: "Much as everyone thinks Jon Kay is the heir apparent for Dan's job, there has been some uneasiness that the
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Dan Walker could be replaced on BBC Breakfast by Channel 5 co-star amid on-set 'unease'
Dan Walker could be replaced on BBC Breakfast by his new Channel 5 co-star Julian Druker.Dan left the BBC for good last month and made the move to 5 News, which he presents alongside Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije. Since then, the BBC have been considering various candidates to take over from him.One of which is Channel 5 news reporter Julian Druker, a BBC source confirmed exclusively to Daily Star - who Dan appeared alongside just last week (June 10).Julian was outside London's High Court to discuss the plans to send refugees to Rwanda, which subsequently failed to go ahead on Tuesday (June 14).Dan asked Julian: "Good evening, what’s been happening?"Later, the clip cut to Dan in the studio as he wondered: "And Julian, there’s been other opposition to the plans?"Julian was all professionalism as he responded: "Yes, Labour leader Keir Starmer today describing it as a 'chaotic diversion', said it hasn’t been thought through, he says ministers here should get around the table with ministers in France…"But our BBC source has claimed that Julian could be eyeing up Dan's old job with its eye-watering £100,000 salary for a three day week.They told Daily Star that while BBC star Jon Kay looks to be the frontrunner, other names are still in the mix."Jon Kay is very popular in the newsroom, but the process to replace Dan is still ongoing with a few weeks left apparently.
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BBC Breakfast tension as staff 'uneasy' at 'hasty' Dan Walker replacement decision
BBC Breakfast, as staff are said to be "uneasy" that Dan Walker's replacement has already been chosen - despite applications being ongoing.Dan Walker left the programme after more than a decade last month to make a move to rival network Channel 5 News.And since then, bosses have been battling to find an adequate replacement for the star, with external applications invited on the BBC website.Though the deadline for applications closed on May 24, interviews are said to still be ongoing for the role, and no official replacement has yet been announced.However, a BBC source has now confirmed exclusively to Daily Star that staff have been left feeling "awkward" behind-the-scenes, as bosses seem to have rushed into the "hasty" decision to make Jon Kay Dan's replacement.They confirmed: "Much as everyone thinks Jon Kay is the heir apparent for Dan's job, there has been some uneasiness that the 'header' picture for the official BBC Breakfast Twitter account has been changed in the last few days (while the process is still ongoing) to include Jon as one of the four main stars."It's perhaps fair enough as he has been part of the 'family' for months, but some of those within the BBC are still vying for the job and feel it's now already been decided."They added: "Some of those candidates also wonder if the show bosses could have waited a few more weeks before doing it."Despite Jon being "well liked" in the studio, it has made certain people feel "uneasy".Our insider said: "There is a bit of awkwardness that the bosses have put Jon in this situation.
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'876th interview about himself!' Piers Morgan reignites feud with ‘Mr Modesty’ Dan Walker
Piers Morgan, 57, reigned his feud with fellow broadcaster Dan Walker, 45, in a scathing social media rant over the weekend.The TalkTV star had recently hit back at Dan after he mimicked his infamous walk off set on Good Morning Britain.In a new attack, Piers blasted Dan for speaking about himself in the third person in a recent interview.In view of his 7.9 million followers, the former Good Morning Britain host ironically referred to the newsreader as “Mr Modesty”.Piers shared a screenshot showing the excerpt of the interview where Dan explained his signature style when delivering the news.He then added: “Nothing better emphasises this humble claim by Mr Modesty ⁦@mrdanwalker⁩ than talking about himself in the third person, in his 876th recent interview about himself….”Other social media users replied to Piers’ tweet as they took a stance on the public feud between the broadcasters.Pfenech1 said: “Have to say Walker is my least favourite person on the telly…in fact, he’s below that list…” (sic)Craiglatcham argued: “He’s left BBC for C5 - you left ITV for………….whatever it’s called?“Looks like your careers are both on a bit of a downer?”GlynMorgan1 tweeted: “Heaven forbid, a TV personality talking about themselves!“Lucky for you @piersmorgan that you've never been known 2 do such a thing.“Never caught you talking about yourself, promoting yourself, bigging yourself up after all, what would people think if u did something like that?” (sic)Last week, Piers fired back at Dan after he tried to jokingly mock him, as he pretended to storm off the Good Morning Britain set after a heated on-air argument.Piers took to Twitter to react to an article that read: "Dan Walker poked fun at his rival Piers Morgan by jokingly storming out
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Dan Walker hits out at ‘angry’ backlash to his NHS remark after daughter’s hospital dash
Channel 5 news presenter Dan Walker sparked concern yesterday after he told fans he and his daughter were waiting for four hours in A&E.The former BBC Breakfast star has since given an update on his daughter’s painful injury, but complained that his comments about the NHS had made some of his followers “angry”.  Dan, 45, took to Twitter yesterday to reassure his 762,000 followers that his daughter’s injury had been taken care of.He sparked concern earlier that day when he shared a picture of her hand, where one finger was covered in nasty bruises. “Currently in A & E with our daughter who has a suspected broken finger,” he wrote at the time. “Four hour wait has begun,” he added.  A few hours later, Dan updated his fans on the situation, explaining that his daughter's prognosis was better than he first suspected. Showing another picture of his daughter’s hand with a plaster wrapped around two fingers, he wrote: “She has a little buckle fracture but all is ok.“Thanks to the lovely staff at @SheffChildrens who are doing a brilliant job with staff shortages at the moment.“The nurse who dressed it was 90 mins into a 13 hour shift!“Love the NHS,” Dan added gratefully with a heart eyes emoji. However, the presenter was forced to address some “angry” comments from Twitter users just a few hours later, after some people criticised the tweet. “Twitter is odd sometimes,” he penned.“Some people are angry about the mention of shift length. “I’m not ‘amazed’ she’s doing 13 hours - my sister is a nurse and does it all the time. “I used to do whooping great shifts 6 days a week,” he added with blushing and laughing emojis.“Nothing wrong with working hard.“Have a lovely day,” he signed off defiantly. Some people still weren’t satisfied
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Piers Morgan reacts after Dan Walker mocks host after walking out of GMB live on-air
Piers Morgan, 57, famously walked off the Good Morning Britain set in March last year after being embroiled in a disagreement with his former colleague Alex Beresford surrounding Meghan Markle.The TalkTV presenter took to Twitter today to hit out at Dan Walker, 45, as he tried to light-heartedly mock Piers this morning as he walked off the ITV set in the same fashion.Piers took to Twitter to respond to an article headlining: "Dan Walker poked fun at his rival Piers Morgan by jokingly storming out of his Good Morning Britain interview this morning."The former GMB presenter replied in view of his 7.9 million followers: "He couldn’t even do this better than me…"Many social media users took to the comments in response to Dan's lighthearted joke, as the presenter's cheeky feud has been reignited.BnmPlanet said: "Award goes to @PiersMorgan for the best 'Storming Out' act."AlbieCamus added: "Dan Walker has a sense of humour unlike some."BornPeachy commented: "He wants to be you, Piers! Imitation is the highest form of flattery."Dan joined Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid on this morning's GMB as he discussed his move to Channel 5, prior to his first show airing tonight.As Richard wished the former BBC Breakfast presenter "good luck", Dan made a final jibe at Piers.He joked: "Right, I'm going to do what they normally do on this programme and walk off."The Channel 5 star got up from his seat and walked away from the desk.Susanna jumped in: "I'd just like to point out only one person has ever done that but it is a stage that has been set for you.”"See you later," Dan said as he opened the studio door and walked away.He continued: "See you at five o’clock on Channel 5."Piers infamously walked off GMB when his co-star Alex hit out
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'Not sure how to tell them' Dan Walker shares concerns amid intense first day at Channel 5
 Dan Walker, 45, admitted he was feeling rather unprepared for the “interesting” first day he has experienced so far at Channel 5 News.The former BBC Breakfast star confessed he “wasn’t sure how to tell his bosses” ahead of covering the no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson, 57, which is now set to happen at around 6pm. Dan took to Twitter today to update his 761,400 fans on the first day of his new job.He wrote: “Interesting first day on the job at @5_News.“A vote of confidence in the Prime Minister! “The plan is to be live, on 5, at 5 from Downing Street,” he added.The actual vote is set to take place between 6pm and 8pm this evening in the House of Commons, but Dan’s presenting job begins at 5pm.Dan went on to admit that he was feeling a tad under-prepared for the weather ahead.“Not sure how to tell my new bosses I didn’t bring a coat to work,” he added.Dan has had a busy day today, already appearing earlier on Good Morning Britain.The former BBC Breakfast presenter spoke about his move over to Channel 5 with the ITV host Susanna Reid and thanked the team for the interview afterwards on Twitter. Sharing a short clip from the interview, he wrote: "Morning.Thanks for having me!!! “What a day to start,” he added in reference to Monday’s jam-packed news cycle.Yesterday, Dan also sent out a sweet message to his former BBC Breakfast colleague as he announced his busy start to the week.He tweeted: “First day of my new TV life tomorrow and it will start in a very strange way… On @GMB.“See you in the morning with @susannareid100 (thankfully not too early) and then at 5, on 5.“PS I still love you @sallynugent,” Dan added.Boris Johnson will face a confidence vote in his leadership of the Conservative Party today after enough MPs
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Dan Walker says BBC Breakfast 'took toll on brain and body' as he starts new job
BBC presenter Dan Walker has said he is looking forward to a "fresh challenge" hosting Channel 5 news shows.The 45-year-old will begin presenting duties with 5 News today (June 6) and has insisted his move is not money motivated.Dan, who was part of BBC Breakfast for six and a half years, said getting up at 3am for work "took a toll on his brain and body".Speaking to The Mirror, Dan said: "I think getting up at three o'clock in the morning for six and a half years, it definitely does sort of take its toll on your brain and your body."So even though I've managed to cope with four hours of sleep for a long time, I think I'm looking forward to a more regular sleeping and waking pattern."Dan currently lives in Sheffield with his wife Sarah and three children.He hopes his new job will allow them to spend more time together, even though his new role is based in London.He said: "I'm going to stay overnight a couple of nights in London and do four days-a-week but we will work it out and hopefully I'll get to spend more time with my family."They are being very flexible."If I want to have a long weekend, like a Monday or a Friday off, I can just shuffle it around, which is brilliant."Ahead of his debut as a 5 News presenter, Dan has admitted he has not done a full run through in the studio with co-host Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije.He said: "I went in and had a look around the studio and I'm quite keen to have a bit of movement involved in it."But I didn't really want to do a run through because I don't really like rehearsing too much."I like that adrenaline rush of live TV, we don't really know what's happening and try to keep it as spontaneous as possible."He said the style of the show will have some similarities to his role on BBC
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