What is TV presenter Dan Walker’s Channel 5 salary?

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The former BBC breakfast presenter appeared on Good Morning Britain hours ahead of his first role as presenter of 5 News

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TV host Dan Walker is looking forward to starting his new job at Channel 5 News just a few weeks after his departure BBC breakfast.

Before his first appearance as a news anchor on channel 5‘s daily news program, Walker said he was uncomfortable talking about money.

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His comments come after he was named one of the 20 highest paid presenters BBC before his departure in May 2022.

So what will Dan Walker in his new job, what exactly did he say about money and why did he leave BBC?

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Here’s what you need to know.

How much does Dan Walker make?

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Walker was revealed to be the 18th highest paid star at the BBC while working there and was paid £295,000.

The presenter’s three-year deal with Channel 5l, which includes presenting Channel 5 News as well as other documentaries on the channel, is said to be worth £1.5million.

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When will Dan Walker start his new job at Channel 5?

Dan Walker will begin presenting 5 News on Monday, June 6th.

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In the video, Walker sits next to his new co-host Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije at Channel 5 News Studios.

The couple introduced themselves and then Walker said: “It’s great to be on Channel 5 but the news is never about who’s in the chair. It’s the stories that matter most, from a team you can trust.”

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Channel 5 News is between 5pm and 6pm every weekday.

The former Football Focus presenter will also present other new programs on Channel 5 as part of his new role, but no further details have been released as to what those programs will be.

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What did Dan Walker say about money?

Walker revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail weekend magazine that he is “embarrassed” about earning such a high wage for his job.

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He said: “I hate talking about money. I’m uncomfortable being paid a lot to do a job I love.

“I remember the first day a national newspaper published my earnings on the front page. That was awful.”

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He added that he realized that people, even those in his own family, struggled with the cost of living.

“I’m embarrassed by how much I make. My parents didn’t have any money growing up. All my clothes were hand-me-downs.

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“At a time when people are struggling to get food on the table, having your salary on the front page is awful.

“I realize that even people in my family find it difficult to plan three meals a day when the end of the month comes and it’s beans on toast again.

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“I understand that this is a real heartache. I was there.’

What did Dan Walker say about Good Morning Britain?

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Ahead of his first 5 News presentation, Walker appeared on ITV’s breakfast news program Good Morning Britain (GMB) to talk to presenters Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley about his new job.

Talking about being able to turn off his alarm clock early in the morning, Walker told the couple: “You know what it’s like when you change jobs, I’m still getting used to normal working hours. I still occasionally get up in the middle of the night.”

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Referring to the fact that both GMB and BBC Breakfast are on the air from 6am, Susanna joked: “So your alarm went off at 3am this morning and you were like, ‘Oh I can’t go back to like this BBC Breakfast I’ll just stop by Good Morning Britain and say hello.

Walker laughed and replied, “I knocked on the door, they let me in, Susanna, and here I am.”

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Why did Dan Walker leave BBC Breakfast?

On Monday, April 11, he wrote: “It often happens that the simple truth is far more boring than all the made up ‘moles’ and so-called ‘sources’ make it out to be.

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“In short … a man with a really good job that he loved was offered a really good job somewhere else that offered an amazing new challenge and a chance to do exciting television.

“The guy explained to his current employers that although it was a difficult decision, he had decided to leave.

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“They are now trying their best to give him a dignified exit. Nice Monday. I’m going for a toast.”

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