Dan Walker has teased who will be stepping into his very big shoes after his BBC Breakfast stint officially came to an end on Tuesday.
The 45-year-old has bid farewell to the broadcaster before his move to Channel 5, where he’s set to replace Sian Williams as lead anchor on 5 News.
On his final show, he was joined by former BBC Breakfast colleague Louise Minchin, as well as his Strictly Come Dancing professional partner Nadiya Bychkova calling in to wave him off this week.
However, with the BBC yet to confirm his replacement, it seems Dan may have already got there first.
His former co-star Sally Nugent, 50, who took over from Louise last year, tweeted a snap of herself on the famous red sofas alongside relief host Jon Kay, 52, ahead of Wednesday’s show.
Dan later responded by retweeting it, with the caption: ‘The future right there,’ suggesting Jon was about to be announced as his successor.
Many fans also commented below Sally’s initial tweet, calling for Jon to be announced as a permanent host.
One shared: ‘Really hoping that this is a permanent appointment, they are both so good together and Jon is such a great interviewer, he deserves this.’
Another wrote: ‘Hope Jon gets the job full time , he has done the graft behind the scenes and would be a superb replacement for Dan, wish him luck.’
‘Morning. Loving you both together, hope this will be permanent,’ someone else said.
A fan weighed in: ‘Would be good if @jonkay01 replaces lovely Dan.’
Other favourites of the bookies tipped to take on the mammoth gig also include Morning Live’s Gethin Jones, Mike Bushell and Matt Baker.
Dan was given quite the send off in his last show, which saw him leave the studios with an inflatable lobster in a nod to his iconic Halloween Week routine on Strictly.
After being flooded with tributes from the crew and his co-stars, the host finished off by saying: ‘There aren’t many jobs where you have a chance to give other people a voice. That’s what we all love doing more than anything else.
‘Thank you for tuning in. Thank you for all the lovely messages over the years. We never ever take any of that for granted,’ he added, revealing that he had received numerous cards over the past week.
He also praised the show’s crew, dubbing them ‘some of the best people I’ve ever worked with in my career.’
BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One.