Dan Walker, 43, is best known for fronting BBC shows such as Breakfast and Football Focus and his stint as quiz show host on Chase The Case. Among other things, he’s also known for being notoriously tall and the TV star revealed exactly where he gets it from.
On Friday, Dan paid a heartwarming tribute to his parents, who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Taking to Instagram, he revealed they cherished the day by going through their old love letters.
“My mum & dad have been married 50 years today,” he announced, alongside a sweet photo of his parents.
“They’ve been up the loft & are celebrating by reading the letters they wrote to each other when they were ‘going steady’ in the late 1960s.
Dan called her an “absolute superstar” for her efforts, as many viewers praised the positive story for “boosting” their Monday morning.
And the BBC host was hailed for acknowledging that it wasn’t BBC Breakfast who found Joan.
He revealed that BBC Sussex had been following her for a while before the national station picked it up.
The admission came after one fan praised the main show for highlighting her accomplishment, to which Dan pointed out: “In fairness, I think @BBCSussex have been following Joan for a while. Her target was £500.”