Dan Walker to mark first day in new Channel 5 job with appearance on old rival Good Morning Britain
Posted by  badge Boss on Jun 06
Dan will be seen on his former show’s rival Good Morning Britain on Monday (Picture: GMB/ITV/Rex)

has revealed he will be marking , where he moved in a lucrative new deal from , with an appearance on rival on Monday.

He announced the slightly unexpected news on Twitter on Sunday, with his usual trademark humour, even giving a shoutout to his longstanding presenter ‘wife’ at the Beeb, .

‘First day of my new TV life tomorrow and it will start in a very strange way… on @GMB,’ he wrote, with a blushing and laugh-cry emoji.

Making reference to the with former 6am starts live in the BBC’s Salford studios, as well as his new home, he continued: ‘See you in the morning with @susannareid100 (thankfully not too early) and than at 5, on 5.’

The 45-year-old Strictly Come Dancing contestant then quipped: ‘PS I still love you @sallynugent.’

Dan’s tweet attracted several messages of good luck, including from First Dates star Fred Sirieix, while one follower joked: ‘This feels a bit like when Sol Campbell signed for Arsenal.’

Having said goodbye to the BBC earlier in May after six years in a send-off that saw him , in an ode to one of his most infamous Strictly routines, the presenter as he took a look around his new workplace.

Taking Sian Williams’ place, after she announced in March she was stepping down, Dan praised his new colleagues as ‘lovely’.

Dan with Sally Nugent on BBC Breakfast, rivals to Good Morning Britain (Picture: BBC)

In a new interview, Dan also after it was previously revealed he was in the top 20 highest-paid presenters at the broadcaster before his exit.

He continued to the : ‘I feel uncomfortable that I get paid a lot to do a job I love.

‘I remember the first day a national newspaper published what I earned on the front page. That was awful.’

The presenter leaving the BBC Brekfast studios on his last day, with former colleagues Louise Minchin and Sally Nugent (Picture: Farrell/Backgrid)

The presenter was revealed as the 18th highest-earning star at the broadcaster, earning a whopping £295,000, with Gary Lineker topping the list at £1.3million.

As well as anchoring 5 News, Monday to Friday, Dan will also front programmes such as documentaries for the corporation, in a deal over three years.