Dan Walker has announced he is quitting Football Focus after 12 years presenting show.
The BBC Breakfast star, who has been a staple of the sports show, shared the news on Twitter.
Walker has expressed his gratitude to the team behind Football Focus and the viewers, with his replacement not yet confirmed by the BBC.
Walker said: “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.
“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.”
Philip Bernie, Head of TV at BBC Sport, added: “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.
“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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— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) April 8, 2021