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Dan Walker quits Football Focus


Dan Walker is to step down as the presenter of the BBC’s Football Focus at the end of the season.

Walker has presented the show for more than a decade, having joined the show in 2009.

“It has been an amazing 12 years and I have loved every second of it. I am so proud of the job we’ve done, the changes we’ve made and issues we’ve looked at while the football landscape changed immeasurably,” he said.

“I’d like to say thank you to the amazing team at Focus who put so much into the show each week and thank you to the audience for tuning in every Saturday.”

He will remain on BBC Breakfast and continue to present on BBC Sport, including the Tokyo Olympics. He also hinted at “further exciting opportunities” that he would be revealing at a later date.

“Dan has been exceptional as presenter of Football Focus for the last 12 years. He is a top-class broadcaster who has brought authority, wit and fun to the show, always working so well with such warmth with the guests on the show,” said Philip Bernie, Head of TV at BBC Sport.

“We are extremely grateful for all he given to Focus, and will continue to enjoy watching him on the BBC’s sport output as well as the wider BBC.”

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