Dan Walker is set to join "one of the biggest radio stations in the country" to host their brand new breakfast show.

The 46-year-old is known for his TV work, having been a presenter on Football Focus and BBC Breakfast, and will now be hosting in the 6.30am slot on Classic FM.

He will be presenting on weekday mornings very soon with Classic FM saying he will be "providing a relaxing start to the day featuring the very best classical music".

Walker currently presents 5 News on Channel 5, with that work continuing alongside his new role on the radio station.

Dan Walker 'over the moon' to join Classic FM

Speaking on joining Classic FM Walker shared: “This is an amazing chance to join one of the biggest radio stations in the country.

“I’m over the moon that I’m going to be part of Classic FM’s brilliant line-up and presenting the breakfast show is a wonderful opportunity.

“I am passionate about classical music and I’m a long-time listener – I also love the breakfast audience and I think they know me well so I can’t wait to get started."

Philip Noyce, Classic FM’s Managing Editor, said: “It’s really fitting to welcome in the new year with our new-look 2024 schedule, and to be able to welcome Dan Walker back to breakfast broadcasting as the new host of Classic FM Breakfast is fantastic.

“We look forward to him joining the Classic FM family with an engaging and rejuvenating programme, weekdays from 6.30am, to ease listeners into the start of their day.”

Dan Walker's new show will start on the station on Monday, January 8.