Strictly Come Dancing’s star Daniel Meirion Walker is an English journalist and television presenter. He is most notably known for hosting the show BBC Breakfast. Walker started his career as a journalist in the year 1999. He covered various shows at different channels and even a Football Review before joining the BBC. In 2005, he covered the Champions League final, which was held in Istanbul. Walker took the place of Bill Turnbull and became the host of BBC Breakfast in the year 2016. He was announced as one of the 20 contestants of the show Strictly Come Dancing in its nineteenth season. For the same, Walker was paired opposite Ukrainian professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova.
But even though he is a celebrity in his own right, Walker has managed to keep his private life low-key. There has been very little information about his wife. She has only made very few public appearances. So here are some of the facts about Walker’s personal life.
Who Is Dan Walker’s Wife?
Presenter Daniel Walker is married to Sarah Walker. They met each other in the year 2001 at Sheffield University. They dated for two years and then got married. Dan completed his MA in journalism from Sheffield. Recently, Walker opened about Sheffield and said that this place has so much importance in his life. This is the sole reason behind his moving to Sheffield from South Yorkshire in 2018. Daniel and Sarah are parents to three children Chuck Walker, Jessica Walker, and Sussanna Walker. But there have been very few photos of them together as Dan always manages to keep his family out of the spotlight. However, Sarah did make an appearance in the Saturday night’s show. It was instead a highly emotional one and left the audience in tears.
Like all the other couples Walker also acknowledges that they have marital disagreements now and then. But it is their love for each other and for their children that holds them together despite these arguments. Walker also talks about how he loves Sarah’s cooking among other things. The couple had been living together for almost 20 years now.
Dan Walker’s Career
Walker started his career at Hallam FM in Sheffield. In 1999 however, he became a commentator for Manchester’s Key 103 radio station. Throughout his career, he covered many sports-related Championships and events. He was the recipient of the Royal Television Society Sports Awards in 2005. In 2010, Walker was also a part of the BBC team that covered the FIFA Worldcup. Other than his presence on television, Walker also writes blogs to discuss in detail football as well as his show. Walker also fronted the 2016 Rio Olympics coverage.
In 2020, Mark Chapman, who has been hosting BBC’s The NFL Show, stepped down, and this was handed over to Daniel Walker. Dan expressed his gratitude and excitement to be a part of the show and also appreciated Mark Chapman for his support. In August 2021, Walker announced that he would be a part of the British reality television show Strictly Come Dancing. He participated opposite professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova in the show’s nineteenth season. The show is still going on.
Dan Walker’s Net Worth
The television presenter Daniel Walker has an estimated net worth of around $ 2.5 million. Most of his earnings are from his career as a journalist and sports commentator. But after him starring in the BBC’s television reality show Strictly Come Dancing, there has been a surge in his net worth making him one of the richest in BBC. Walker is a supporter of various charitable organizations including Sheffield Children’s Hospital charity and Comic Relief.