DAN Walker is “set to make £100k a year on top of his six-figure Channel 5 deal” after quitting BBC Breakfast.
The Strictly Come Dancing contestant waved goodbye to his regular slot on BBC One in order to take up a new position at the revamped 5 News.
The TV star has been pipped to make £100,000 on top of his salary with corporate eventsCredit: Splash
Dan quit the BBC earlier this weekCredit: PA
Dan, 45, quit the Beeb to be the star host on Channel 5’s news channel, as well as presenting a number of other shows for the broadcaster.
The star was forced to deny he was”motivated by money” after saying goodbye to his BBC Breakfast role – which he has been in for six years.
He gave up his huge £300,000 salary – which hit headlines in 2018 – and insisted he was offered an opportunity “too good to turn down” on C5.
Despite likely taking a pay cut for his new job, the MailOnline have reported that Dan will have nothing to worry about.
Dan is thought to be earning at least £50,000 on top of his £295,000 salary as a result of his Channel 5 move.
Sources have suggested that Dan will likely be adding to his pay-packet with a number of lucrative corporate gigs, adding up to another £100k.
The insider said: “Everyone has noticed how keen Dan Walker is on undertaking these engagements. It’s been a talking point for some time.”
They went on to reveal that Dan had “signed up to a lucrative shindig” in Birmingham this year as part of his extracurricular activities.
“A figure of a further £100,000 a year is reasonable,” it was concluded.
Previously, the TV presenter had to get bosses at the Beeb to approve all his appearances outside his set BBC Breakfast schedule.
In 2020, the broadcaster recorded that Dan took part in six “corporate” events outside the BBC – each banking him more than £5,000.
Dan revealed he quit the BBC for Channel 5 this week to host 5 News alongside Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije, taking over from Sian Williams.
In a video shared on Twitter, Dan said it was a “massive decision” to leave Breakfast. I don’t think opportunities like this come round very often.”
Dan added: “I have a little bit of news for you. In the next few weeks, I’m going to be leaving BBC Breakfast and moving to 5 News and to Channel 5.
“I’m really excited but this has also been a massive decision for me because I love BBC Breakfast, I love working alongside Sally and I love the team there.
“But Channel 5 came with big ambitions, with big plans and I don’t think opportunities like this come around very often and I can’t wait.”