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Dan Walker lifts lid on Channel 5 job after BBC Breakfast exit: 'Not told what to say!'

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Strictly Come Dancing star Dan Walker, 45, made it clear that he has not been forced to say anything that he disagrees with, but that he chooses to be as unbiased as possible since his move to Channel 5.The former BBC Breakfast host revealed he still believes in impartiality as a journalist, despite no longer having to follow strict BBC guidelines in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.Asked if it felt more freeing to be away from the BBC’s strict impartiality guidelines, Dan reflected on how he is no longer told “what not to say”.In spite of that, he suggested that he preferred to leave his personal opinion out of it all the same.“I’m never really told what to say or what not to say,” he reflected, as he spoke to Express.co.uk on the 2022 Pride of Britain Awards red carpet last month. “I don’t really care about my opinion and I don’t think anyone else does,” he added.“You know what I mean?

My job is to talk about what’s happening in the news, not to make it.”Dan was a popular fixture on BBC Breakfast, presenting the show from 2016 up until 2022.He also hosted Football Focus for the BBC between 2009 and 2021, before announcing via social media that he would be moving to Channel 5 in April of this year.A few months later, Dan made his debut on the channel, presenting 5News Live from 10 Downing Street on June 6.The BBC is known for having rigid impartiality guidelines for all of their reporters and news presenters, who are expected to communicate the news without any bias.Elsewhere in the interview, Dan also spoke about the cost of living crisis, as well as the current political climate.The star reflected on the terrible conditions many in the country are facing as temperatures drop and called on politicians to do.

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