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Dan Walker missing from BBC Breakfast as Charlie Stayt steps in to replace host


Dan Walker and Louise Minchin presenter BBC Breakfast on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays while Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty take over hosting duties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. However, Louise was paired with Charlie on Monday’s show as Dan took a break from the BBC news programme. 

Louise took to Twitter to post a selfie during today’s show but viewers questioned the presenter on Dan’s notable absence. 

One responded: “Morning Louise where’s Dan? Good he’s ok?”

Another simply tweeted: “Dan-less,” while a third asked: “No Breakfast this morning @mrdanwalker?”

Express.co.uk have contacted a representative for BBC Breakfast for comment.

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“And the answer is?” Louise asked. “Well we can see the headline, it says it there.”

“I should have folded the [paper],” Charlie remarked and his co-host hit back: “What does it say? I couldn’t see it.”

“Let me give you some of the details,” he said. “How do they find out which mice are more clever you might be asking.

“Well I can answer that, 14 mice were trapped in three different areas of Berlin, 17 were captured in different sites in rural areas so they brought them together and then they tested them by asking…”

Charlie corrected: “Well they didn’t actually ask them, they set them to tasks of saying ‘Can you open the window of a lego house to access food?’”

“So they didn’t ask them a question?” Louise asked as she burst out laughing.

Charlie reiterated the mice weren’t asked a question but were tested on their ability to access food. 

“And always the city mice come out on top,” he continued. “The only thing the country mice were better at as persistent. They stayed at the task longer but with less success.”

Moving swiftly on,” Louise remarked: “I’m not making allegations any here sometimes the post doesn’t turn up when you expect it to.”

Interrupting, Charlie asked: “Have you got nothing to say about the mice thing? I’ve noticed you’d rather move on quickly.”

“I’m not going to make any assertions on any mice from now on anywhere,” Louise responded. 

BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One at 6am. 


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