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’.
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 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.