‘It’s been wonderful.’ After his “final time in studio,” Dan Walker bids farewell to a BBC colleague.
DAN WALKER said his goodbyes to his BBC colleagues as the BBC Olympics coverage came to a close and he “went inside the studio for the last time.”
Dan Walker, 44, of BBC Breakfast, addressed his goodbyes to JJ Chalmers, who presented the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. As the Olympic Games came to a close, the 34-year-old expressed his delight at being a part of the broadcasting team.
The closing ceremony was place in Japan, as the globe bid farewell to the Games until they return in 2024.
JJ, an Invictus Games medalist, posted a touching message on Twitter.
“Stepping into the studio for the last time for #Tokyo2020,” he wrote to his 20,000 followers.
“It’s been a marathon, and that’s precisely what we’ve planned for you tonight at 2230 on @BBCOne.” Enjoy. #OlympicGames #BBCOlympics.”
Dan was one of the first to respond, and he complimented his colleague.
“Way to go, big man. Every morning at 5 a.m., it’s been nice to see you,” the BBC Breakfast host tweeted.
Dan has also been co-hosting the BBC’s morning coverage of the Olympics with his co-star Sam Quek for the past 16 days.
She recently sent a beautiful note to the pair after they wrapped up their show over the weekend.
Sam posted a black and white selfie with her co-star, both pulling sad-looking faces, to her 195,000 Instagram followers.
She said, “I have one more #OlympicBreakfast to go, but that was my last with @mrdanwalker.”
The actress went on to praise her coworker for sharing his knowledge and being patient with her as she learned how to navigate the show.
“I simply wanted to offer a huge THANK-YOU to Dan,” Sam concluded.
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“Because you’ve been so giving with your patience, time, and feedback, I’ve learned more than I could have ever anticipated.
She ended her tweet with, “It’s been a privilege & SO much fun!”
Dan responded by re-posting Sam’s comment and stating that he believes the former Olympian will be in position to host the next games in Paris in three years.
“You’ve been terrific to work with Sam and a proper chuckle too,” he added.
“Brinkwire Summary News”, “Just bring me with you when you get the gig in Paris.”