Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Four Alarms Got New Presenter to Breakfast Show

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Four Alarms Got New Presenter to Breakfast Show

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Byline: Rashid Razaq Culture Correspondent

NEW BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker took no chances on his first day, setting four alarms to make sure he got out of bed.

The first, at 3.25am, was entitled the "claxon of disaster", followed by the "foghorn of destiny" at 3.26am, the "final snoozer" a minute later, and a final "get up you massive horse" at 3.29am.

He also had a 7am alarm called "aaaaaarrgghhh" which wasn't set to go off and thankfully wasn't needed.

Walker, who later tweeted that "alarm number 3 worked a treat," replaces long-standing presenter Bill Turnbull, who retired last week.

The new host later also joked that Turnbull had "sabotaged" him by texting him at 11pm to wish him well. Wearing a lilac shirt and purple tie, he made his debut alongside Louise Minchin by introducing a report on rising vacancies in the NHS.

Minchin and weather presenter Carol Kirkwood were wearing similar dresses, and after the headlines the pair teased their new colleague for having "missed the email" about the matching outfits. …

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