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Who is BBC Breakfast's Jon Kay and has he replaced Dan Walker?

Dan Walker bid farewell to BBC Breakfast last month, many have questioned who will be stepping in as his replacement. The 45-year-old presenter confirmed he was leaving the flagship programme on April 4 – revealing he’s off to Channel 5. In a statement, he said: ‘I can’t wait to get stuck into the daily news show, but I am also excited about making some great new TV for Channel 5.
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BBC Breakfast source confirms 'disruption' behind the scenes after Dan Walker's exit
Dan Walker's transition into life at Channel 5 seems to have gone smoothly, there has allegedly been some "disruption" behind the scenes at his old BBC Breakfast job.One BBC source has now confirmed to Daily Star that things are rather hectic behind-the-scenes of the morning programme, which is currently helmed by Sally Nugent, Jon Kay, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.Not only is there tension on set due to the "hasty" decision by BBC bosses to replace Dan's image with Jon Kay's for the show's official social media accounts, but a major overhaul is being planned at the same time.Speaking exclusively to Daily Star, a BBC source said: "There's disruption behind the scenes as BBC Breakfast is getting a new set in the next few months."The show is set to emulate the studio of popular US talk shows, with a more dynamic background and perhaps swapping out the low coffee table for a higher desk.They added: "It will be the first time they've changed it since they moved to Salford in 2012, so all in all everything will look very different in the coming months."Apparently they want it to look a bit more like a US breakfast show and might have windows and people walking past."But that isn't all, as there is more tension than just a set reshuffle behind the cameras.In front of the camera, Jon Kay has stepped almost seamlessly into Dan's old seat on the red sofa - but not everyone is happy about it.The BBC hasn't yet confirmed who will take over Dan's role in an official capacity, and some staff still vying for the promotion have been left feeling "awkward" that Jon appears to be the "heir apparent".Our source told us: "Much as everyone thinks Jon Kay is the heir apparent for Dan's job, there has been some uneasiness that the
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Dan Walker could be replaced on BBC Breakfast by Channel 5 co-star amid on-set 'unease'
Dan Walker could be replaced on BBC Breakfast by his new Channel 5 co-star Julian Druker.Dan left the BBC for good last month and made the move to 5 News, which he presents alongside Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije. Since then, the BBC have been considering various candidates to take over from him.One of which is Channel 5 news reporter Julian Druker, a BBC source confirmed exclusively to Daily Star - who Dan appeared alongside just last week (June 10).Julian was outside London's High Court to discuss the plans to send refugees to Rwanda, which subsequently failed to go ahead on Tuesday (June 14).Dan asked Julian: "Good evening, what’s been happening?"Later, the clip cut to Dan in the studio as he wondered: "And Julian, there’s been other opposition to the plans?"Julian was all professionalism as he responded: "Yes, Labour leader Keir Starmer today describing it as a 'chaotic diversion', said it hasn’t been thought through, he says ministers here should get around the table with ministers in France…"But our BBC source has claimed that Julian could be eyeing up Dan's old job with its eye-watering £100,000 salary for a three day week.They told Daily Star that while BBC star Jon Kay looks to be the frontrunner, other names are still in the mix."Jon Kay is very popular in the newsroom, but the process to replace Dan is still ongoing with a few weeks left apparently.
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BBC Breakfast tension as staff 'uneasy' at 'hasty' Dan Walker replacement decision
BBC Breakfast, as staff are said to be "uneasy" that Dan Walker's replacement has already been chosen - despite applications being ongoing.Dan Walker left the programme after more than a decade last month to make a move to rival network Channel 5 News.And since then, bosses have been battling to find an adequate replacement for the star, with external applications invited on the BBC website.Though the deadline for applications closed on May 24, interviews are said to still be ongoing for the role, and no official replacement has yet been announced.However, a BBC source has now confirmed exclusively to Daily Star that staff have been left feeling "awkward" behind-the-scenes, as bosses seem to have rushed into the "hasty" decision to make Jon Kay Dan's replacement.They confirmed: "Much as everyone thinks Jon Kay is the heir apparent for Dan's job, there has been some uneasiness that the 'header' picture for the official BBC Breakfast Twitter account has been changed in the last few days (while the process is still ongoing) to include Jon as one of the four main stars."It's perhaps fair enough as he has been part of the 'family' for months, but some of those within the BBC are still vying for the job and feel it's now already been decided."They added: "Some of those candidates also wonder if the show bosses could have waited a few more weeks before doing it."Despite Jon being "well liked" in the studio, it has made certain people feel "uneasy".Our insider said: "There is a bit of awkwardness that the bosses have put Jon in this situation.
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BBC Breakfast star Jon Kay unrecognisable in 90s throwback snap on Neighbours set
BBC Breakfast presenter Jon Kay looked utterly unrecognisable in a throwback snap taken a quarter of a century ago.The star is used to appearing on the iconic red sofa alongside the likes of Sally Nugent and Carol Kirkwood, and tends to rock smart suits and ties for his time on the show.But in the snap shared with his Twitter followers, Jon looked completely different in a dark green fleece and a cheeky grin, as he posed alongside Neighbours stars on the Ramsay Street set.In one snap, Jon could be seen posing alongside Jackie Woodburne, who plays Susan Kennedy, and Alan Fletcher, who plays Dr Karl Kennedy.Jon stood with his hands in the pockets of a pair of black slacks as he grinned at the camera, wearing his brunette hair buzzed a little closer to his head than he does in the present day.The star added a backpack to his ensemble and wore his shirt open at the collar while grinning open-mouthed in another snap, taken aback by being on the Neighbours set.Jon wrote alongside his snaps: “Loving the #Neighbours nostalgia on @BBCBreakfast. This is me backpacking in Melbourne 25 years ago and bumping into the *actual* Kennedys filming on the *actual* Ramsay Street!”Fans simply couldn’t get over how different Jon looked in the pictures, with one writing: “You look sooo young… and a bit Australian! I can see you with a surfboard under your arm (on a sunnier day!).”Another added: “Amazing pic!”“You don’t age!” added someone else, while a fourth said: “Quality! You look so excited!”Another social media user said: “Amazing Jon.
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BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood 'gutted' as she hits back after co-star's 'dull' jibe
BBC Breakfast star Carol Kirkwood has hit back after she thought her co-star Jon Kay called her "dull" live on air.The 60-year-old weather presenter was back on our screens on Wednesday (June 8) morning to bring the latest forecast to the nation.However, things turned slightly awkward between Carol and her co-star Jon Kay as he introduced her bulletin.He said: "If you want you dull though, the weather might provide it."Jon's visibly shocked co-star Sally Nugent replied: "I thought you were talking about Carol for a minute then." "Of course, i'm not talking about Carol," he replied, before adding: "Carol, is the sunshine in our lives."Sally added: "'I wouldn't take it Kirky."Appearing on camera, a giggling Carol responded: "I was gutted there for a couple of minutes or seconds even" before going on present the latest weather news.It comes just days after Carol presented the live weather from Buckingham Palace.The TV star joked she was going to be "escorted out" of the Queen's iconic palace by royal security guards at any second during the broadcast.She'd just finished up her forecast from the idyllic palace gardens, where she stood on top of a giant water fountain to tell viewers about what conditions they can expect from the day.TV presenter Sally said it was her "favourite weather forecast of the morning" before co-host Jon joked that Her Majesty could be watching Carol from her window.Jon said: "I'm just imagining the Queen looking out of her window saying 'what is that Carol Kirkwood doing in my garden?"The weather star burst out laughing before she replied: "And I'm going to be escorted out any second now."Jon remarked: "I thought security were behind you earlier," to which Carl quipped: "They're actually behind the
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BBC Breakfast hosts call out Royal Family for 'ignoring' Prince Louis at Jubilee
BBC Breakfast presenters Jon Kay and Sally Nugent were quick to point out that the Royal Family appeared to be 'ignoring' young Prince Louis during the Platinum Jubilee weekend.Discussing the various snaps of Prince William and Kate Middleton's three children taken during the various events of the Bank Holiday, Sally and Jon couldn't contain their laughter at the young boy's antics.But while Louis had clapped his hands over his ears during the flypast, Jon Kay was quick to point out: "They're all just ignoring him."Sally then agreed: "They are just ignoring him, aren't they?"But Sally also acknowledged how difficult it is to get young children to behave themselves while at long events, as she praised: "Prince Louis... I think he stole the show, perhaps, a little bit in the Royal Box over the weekend?"Fantastic pictures - not looking particularly impressed."Can I just say, anyone with children will understand, keeping them amused while on show and well behaved is quite something."Jon then added: "I love the fact that they then didn't take him to the concert on Saturday night, having learnt their lesson on Thursday and Friday."Both Sally and Jon called Louis one of the highlights of the entire weekend, along with the Queen's iconic Paddington sketch which saw her chat to the animated bear.Jon giggled: "Get Prince Louis and Paddington together, you've got perfection!" as Sally predicted: "That would be chaos!"Jon then reflected: "What a brilliant week, I think everybody's exhausted.
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Is this Carol Kirkwood’s mystery fiancé after BBC Breakfast star announces engagement on air?
BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood delighted viewers when she revealed her engagement news live on Monday’s programme.However, she left us all intrigued by keeping mum on the identity of her new fiancé.The TV star was presenting live from the Chelsea Flower Show while noticeably sporting a new ring on her left hand, prompting her colleagues Sally Nugent and Jon Kay to probe her on the jewellery.‘I’m a bit concerned about how you’re standing up with a giant rock on that left hand,’ Sally joked.‘Thank you, Sal! It is rather nice,’ Carol said before blurting out: ‘I got engaged!’Although Carol went into detail surrounding the proposal (over a picnic), she did not reveal the name or any details of her partner.Now photos have emerged that could answer that question, taken in July last year.In the pictures, Carol is seen holding hands with a tall grey-haired man in shorts, T-shirt and a facemask as they exit a supermarket together.The pair were then seen smiling in a grey car together as they left.A source has claimed that this gentleman is Carol’s mystery fiancé, with the pair known to have been in a relationship since around 2016.To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video‘They’ve been an item for quite a while and are still together,’ the insider told MailOnline.
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BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood hits back at Dan Walker after engagement response
BBC Breakfast weathergirl Carol Kirkwood didn't hesitate to let her former co-star Dan Walker know her true feelings as she hit back at him over his response to her engagement.Carol announced she is engaged to her mystery man on yesterday's instalment of the morning show (May 23), when she explained her now-fiancé proposed while they were enjoying a picnic on holiday.She left her co-presenters Sally Nugent and Jon Kay swooning over the good news, and received congratulations from her loyal legion of fans.But despite that, she got a rather "cheeky" response from pal Dan Walker, who left the BBC last Tuesday (May 17) for pastures new at Channel 5.Dan wrote to Carol: "Carol Kirkwood is the best of us."Delighted she has found someone who can handle her headlock hugs. Congratulations Carol."Dan added at the time: "If you get married live on #BBCBreakfast can I come back for a one off? @carolkirkwood."Which is when Carol fired back: "Dan!!! Cheeky!!! You told me you loved these headlock hugs!!! xxx."Carol clearly saw the funny side, adding a string of cry-laughing and red love heart emojis to her post on Twitter.And Dan clearly didn't mind those tight hugs either, as he responded: "They are the best."It comes as Dan gave viewers their first glimpse at his new Channel 5 home, posting a black-and-white snap of himself in what looks to be a swish studio.Though he looked a little nervous, Dan seemed pleased with his surroundings as he wrote to his legions of fans: "I had a little look around my new TV home today.
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Carol Kirkwood was unsure about getting married again after split from ex-husband
Carol Kirkwood, 59, beamed today as she confirmed her engagement as she appeared on BBC Breakfast.The weather presenter had kept her private life away from the spotlight and revealed she was in a new relationship in an interview last year.Carol gushed about her now-fiancé last year in an interview with Prima magazine where she added that while she is unsure of a second marriage, he is the “best thing that's ever happened to me”.She said: “I don't want to say too much about my boyfriend, but I will say that he is very kind and very funny - he's always making me laugh.“And extremely handsome, as well," she added to Prima magazine.The presenter continued: “He always makes me a cup of tea before I go to work in the morning, which is very romantic - it's 2.45am and he often leaves me a little love note for when I come home from work.“That, to me, is worth a million red roses."However, the former Strictly Come Dancing star went on to discuss marriage in the future but appeared to be unsure.Carol concluded: "He is the best thing that's ever happened to me, without a shadow of a doubt."The BBC star split from her husband of 18 years, Jimmy Kirkwood, back in 2008.Before their divorce, Carol and Jimmy had been married 18 years.Speaking about how the breakup changed her perspective on life, Carol explained: “I found myself when I got divorced."I started to do things and to think, 'I'm not going to say no, I'm going to say yes!"Carol gave BBC Breakfast viewers the news of her engagement today as she presented from the Chelsea Flower Show on the BBC show.Speaking to Sally Nugent and Jon Kay, Carol explained that her fiancé popped the question while they were on holiday after the former noticed the ring on her engagement finger.Sally
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Dan Walker backs co-star to replace him on BBC Breakfast as he hails 'future of show'
Dan Walker appears to have revealed which star he'd like to replace him on BBC Breakfast - following his exit from the flagship news programme.The presenter has just quit the BBC for Channel 5 after 13 years with the broadcaster and six years on BBC Breakfast..He bid farewell to his BBC Breakfast team when he hosted his final episode on Tuesday (May 17) - an action-packed affair which saw his former co-host Louise Minchin surprise him in the studio.But it's left many fans wondering which star will take his place on the famous red sofa.Dan took to Twitter on Wednesday to address his temporary replacement on the daily BBC show - Jon Kay - who has stepped in to anchor the show for a "few weeks" alongside Dan's old co-host Sally Nugent.He retweeted a post from Sally before sharing his thoughts on Jon, who is a BBC News correspondent who often presents on Breakfast these days.Sally shared a selfie of her and Jon smiling on the sofa with the caption: "Morning everyone @BBCBreakfast @jonkay01" alongside a smiling-emoji.It came as Jon stood in as host on Wednesday's broadcast - the first day after Dan's special farewell episode.Dan reacted to the tweet in front of his 758,8000 viewers, where he seemed to hint he'd like Jon to be his successor.He wrote: "The future right there [fingers crossed emoji] [trophy emoji]."Dan's fans and friends flocked to the comments to share their views on Jon, and it appeared many were keen to see Jon instilled as Dan's permanent replacement.Mike Sullivan said: "I love @jonkay01. Great choice if he’s picked to be your successor."He then quipped: "Although, have the BBC allowed you to do what Man Utd allowed Fergie to do & pick who takes over??”One wrote: "It would be very well deserved.
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