What happened to Dan Walker? The former BBC Breakfast host involved in nasty accident

The TV presenter said he is 'glad to be alive' as he shared snaps of his bloodied injuries.

Dan Walker
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You might be wondering what's happened to Dan Walker? After the former BBC Breakfast host shared that he had been involved in a nasty accident.

The former Breakfast news presenter left the broadcaster to work for Channel 5 but his fan following has continued, and he told his 788.6k followers that he is "glad to be alive" after his bicycle collided with a car.

The star, who lives in Sheffield with his wife Sarah Walker and their three children, shared photographs of his bloodied face as he was sat inside an ambulance. He captioned them, "Bit of an accident this morning. Glad to be alive after getting hit by a car on my bike. Face is a mess but I don’t think anything is broken. Thanks to Shaun and Jamie for sorting me out and the lovely copper at the scene. This is my smiling Thankful for our NHS."

It's not known where the accident took place but the ambulance crew were from East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Jeremy Vine put, "Dan, so sorry to hear this. Looks really painful. Hoping for a good recovery. Sending love."

Fans have tweeted their get well wishes to the star. One follower wrote, "Oh Dan!! Oh my goodness! Hope you are okay!! This looks so bad so can't believe you still see the funny side. Rest up lovely and just be looked after!"

Another put, "Oh my days looks dreadful! Hope recovery is swift!"

And a third added, "Wishing you a speedy recovery, and hope you'll be back on your bike soon."

Fellow broadcasters also sent their warmest wishes, Sally Biddulph wrote, "So glad you are OK Dan, what a shock. Rest up and feel better soon."

Mike Bushell wrote, "Aw Dan. Sorry to hear this. Glad you’re in one piece and are going to be ok and in good hands. Speedy recovery."

And Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse added, "Oh wow !!! Get well soon."

Dan has starred on Strictly in 2021 but was absent from the tour.

He had recently worked on high profile case of Nicola Bulley when he interviewed her partner Paul Ansell for a special Channel 5 documentary.

He was due to be back on TV today as he tweeted last night, "Beautiful sky in Sheffield tonight. I hope you’ve had a decent weekend. See you back on the telly tomorrow."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)