Presenter, 45, bid farewell BBC Breakfast after six years at the top and will begin evening bulletin of Channel 5 in her new role with Claudia-Liza Vanderpuijn on Monday at 5pm.
And Dan marked the first day of his new job at ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday, where he talked about leaving Breakfast TV behind.
The jibe: Dan Walker made his first day at his new Channel 5 job in a brief appearance on Good Morning Britain, which saw him joking off set (pictured)
But Dan was also questioned by Susannah Reid and Richard Madley about his TV rival and former GMB host Piers Morgan, and pretended to exit the show in a light-hearted dig at the broadcaster, 57.
Susanna asked him: ‘Would you be on the show when the former man who was in Richard’s seat? Can you and Piers Morgan be in the studio together?’
To which he replied: ‘Of course we could. You know how he is. He is troubleshooter. But it is good to spend time with him.
But at the end of the interview, Dan jokingly pretended to leave the studio when Pearce walked onto the set last year after a fierce argument with Alex Beresford.
Tension: Pierce quits as GMB host after his claims he ‘didn’t believe a word’ Meghan Markle said, leading to a tense exchange with Alex, which took Pierce (pictured) by storm.
Tension: Dan was also questioned by Susannah Reid and Richard Madley about his TV rival and former GMB host Piers Morgan.
Pierce left the show after claims he ‘didn’t believe a word’ Meghan Markle said during her Oprah Winfrey interview, leading to a tense exchange in which Alex wrongly ‘trashing’ Meghan on Pierce accused of doing so, and termed him as ‘satanic’.
This time in a light-hearted laugh, Dan stood up from his seat with a cup of tea in hand and walked off the set, before heading out the door to promote his new show.
‘See you later, 5 PM on Channel 5,’ he said.
Earlier in interviews, Dan talked about moving away from breakfast TV to presenting gigs on his new evening, and admitted that he was still adjusting to not waking up in the middle of the night for work.
“I’m still adjusting to normal hours, I’m still getting up in the middle of the night sometimes,” he explained.
The Move: Earlier, Dan spoke to Breakfast TV about moving into his new presenting gig, and admitted that he was still adjusting to not waking up in the middle of the night for work.
The former Strictly Come Dancing star said that her favorite thing about working on BBC Breakfast was the people she got to work with, while the worst thing was talking about a serious subject.
He said, “The best part is that the people you work with, I love relationships in telly, you have to sit next to someone you like and support.”
‘The worst part is the days when you have to talk about terrible things.’
Following his appearance on GMB, which saw him talk for only a few minutes, viewers took to Twitter to describe it as ‘the shortest interview ever’.
Brief: Following her appearance on the show, in which she only appeared for a few minutes, viewers took to Twitter and described it as ‘the shortest interview ever’.
One person commented: ‘He literally gave Dan two minutes – bet he’s glad he got up early for this!’
While another confused viewer tweeted: ‘What happened to Dan Walker?’
On Sunday, Dan admitted on social media that he was starting his Channel 5 job in a ‘weird way’, appearing as a guest on GMB for the first time.
He tweeted: ‘Tomorrow is the first day of my new TV life and it will start in a very strange way… on @GMB.
‘See you in the morning with @susannareid100 (thankfully not too early) & 5am to 5pm I still love you @sallynugent.’
New Beginnings: On Sunday, Dan admitted on social media that he was starting his Channel 5 work in a ‘weird way’ by first appearing as a guest on GMB.
Dan recently left BBC Breakfast to become head anchor on 5 News, which will see him reportedly pocket £1.5 million to host the nightly news programme.
He made the announcement at the Jeremy Vine Show last month and posted a short video on his Twitter with the caption: ‘Here we go. See you next Monday at 5 o’clock, 5 o’clock.
In the clip, Walker said: ‘It’s great to be on Channel 5, but the news is not who sits in the chair. The stories of the team you can trust matter the most.
The star was one of the BBC’s highest-paid stars, earning £295,000 a year for hosting its breakfast show.
New job: Presenter, 45, departs BBC Breakfast after six years and will begin her new role with Claudia-Liza Vanderpuijn on Monday, Channel 5’s evening bulletin
As well as a 5 news anchor, her role will include a range of brand-new non-news programming for Channel 5 tuning in to 5.2 million viewers each week.
He will replace Sean Willams who decided to leave his daily news presenting role to take on ‘more extensive opportunities’.
When Dan announced his decision to leave the BBC last month, he said: ‘I’m really excited, but it’s also been a big decision for me, because I love breakfast, I love working out with Sally’ . [Nugent]And I love the team there.
‘But Channel 5 came with big ambitions, big plans, and I don’t think opportunities like this come very often, and I can’t wait.’
Presenter: Starr was one of the BBC’s highest-paid stars, earning £295,000 a year hosting their breakfast show.