Dan Walker addresses backlash after he’s accused of gloating about trip 'Wasn't like that'

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BBC Breakfast and Football Focus host Dan Walker, 43, informed fans he was on his way to Wembley Stadium to film a segment for today’s edition of Football Focus. The presenter simply wrote, “Off to Wembley” in view of his 667,000 followers in a tweet yesterday. 

One unimpressed Twitter follower queried Dan’s tweet, writing: “More license money wasted on paying his travel expenses to go to a ground & game fans can’t go to and him interview a few ex players on FF!

“Posting this is rubbing people’s faces in it & frankly I couldn’t care if you were going to Timbuktu and use your own money!”

Hitting back, the presenter replied: “It’s my job to cover the game and present Football Focus before hand.

“Very privileged to do it. That tweet wasn’t meant as a gloat at all.

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In response to his post, a Twitter user wrote: “Nearly as daft as taxpayers funding your thousand pound a week taxi to your high paid job.”

Seemingly denying the claim, Dan replied: “I suggest a New Year’s resolution for you… stop reading & believing rubbish newspapers [thumbs up emoji].”

The person in question then asked: “Whats the truth then?”, which Dan didn’t respond to.

A representative for BBC Breakfast declined to comment to Express.co.uk at the time.

Dan has been presenting Football Focus since 2009 and BBC Breakfast since 2016.

He previously credited his long-term wife Sarah for helping him get his big break in the industry.

He revealed: “She used to work in a bakery in Sheffield when Hallam FM launched a Commentator of the Year competition.

“She brought home a sandwich bag with the number of Hallam FM to ring. And that was my big break,” he told the Mirror.

BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC One. 



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