BBC Breakfasts Carol Kirkwood to replace Dan Walker as fans predict shake-up

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Carol Kirkwood could soon be set to replace her co-star Dan Walker on BBC Breakfast, as fans have predicted a major shake-up after he quit the show for Channel 5.

Dan has most often been replaced by Jon Kay on the show, who sits alongside his usual co-host Sally Nugent when Dan is absent – but a major shake-up could be in store, and nothing is guaranteed.

And some fans want to see a weather presenter take up a more permanent presenting role on the morning programme.

Dan announced he was leaving Breakfast for good earlier this month, revealing: "Hello, Dan Walker here. I have a little bit of news for you. In the next few weeks, I'm going to be leaving BBC Breakfast and moving to 5 News and to Channel 5.

"I'm really excited but this has also been a massive decision for me because I love BBC Breakfast. I love working alongside Sally and I love the team there, but Channel 5 came with big ambitions, with big plans, and I don't think opportunities like this come around very often and I can't wait."

Now fans are sure his replacement is all set, with many taking to Twitter to air their thoughts.

Someone posted: "Not sure we’ve had a weather presenter take the sofa? This opens up bringing the mighty Carol Kirkwood in!"

As another viewer agreed: "Thinking about Dan Walker leaving @BBCBreakfast. Opportunity for a shake up! Like, have a woman sit on the left side of the screen?"

However, others are sure that a certain other weather presenter could be set to sit centre-stage – the legendary Owain Wyn Evans.

One fan theorised: "I wonder if BBC will go with Owain Wyn-Evans for BBC Breakfast job… definitely been grooming him for a big job within the organisation for some time…"

"[Dan's] replacement is obvious. @OwainWynEvans who else can entertain the audience like Owain?" someone else echoed.

It comes after Dan addressed his reason for exiting the programme, admitting the truth is a lot "duller" than the stories floating around about him.

He posted: "It is often the case that the simple truth is much duller than all the made-up ‘moles’ and so-called ‘sources claim.

"In a nutshell… a bloke with a really good job, which he loved, got offered a really good job somewhere else which provided an amazing new challenge and the chance to make some exciting TV."

He said that although leaving the BBC was a "tough decision", bosses are "trying their best to allow him to make a dignified departure."

BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC One.

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