BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker has shared a series of tweets regarding England’s successful 4-0 lead so far, but admitted he was worried the team may be peaking too early. The ex Football Focus host expressed his concerns in view of his 715,000 followers.
At first, the 44-year-old wrote: “What is going on? Not used to England playing so well in a major tournament.
“This is MADNESS. Lovely madness #ENG #EURO2020.”
Following Jordan Henderson’s goal, Dan followed up his post writing: “This is wonderful!!!
“Anyone else worried that we are peaking too early?”
Refusing to believe it, Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse replied: “DON’T.”
Thankfully, Dan and England fans didn’t have anything to worry about as the result concluded a clear win for the team.
Ahead of the game, the father-of-three gave fans an insight into his home as he watched the match from home.
The BBC Breakfast star shared a picture of his lit up gazebo which featured multiple sofas and a big screen.
Gary Lineker ‘should be paid living wage’ says Lee Anderson
Fans have leapt to Knowles‘ defence after it was claimed he might lose out on his BBC gig for appearing in a cereal advert. The presenter, who is known for his role as host of DIY SOS, upset the corporation after playing a builder in a Shreddies commercial. Reports suggest the advert breaches the broadcaster’s strict advertising rules which ban “talent” from trading-off their on-screen personas.
Fans of Knowles took to social media to complain about the potential move, some branding the BBC “inconsistent” for allowing Match of the Day host Lineker to continue being the face of Walkers crisps.
One Twitter user said: “This is ridiculous. What’s the difference between Gary Lineker selling Walkers Crisps? Very inconsistent policy?”
Lineker has been a part of the Walkers brand for 25 years, and in October signed a contract extending his services until 2023.
As part of the contract, the ex-footballer, 60, bagged a monstrous £1.2million.
Gary Lineker: The ex-footballer enjoys a handsome salary while earning from external pursuits (Image: GETTY)
BBC news: Lineker has presented Match of the Day since 1999 having appeared as a pundit before that (Image: GETTY)
The new deal will see him in fewer adverts and take on an ambassadorial role, according to Fernando Kahane, Walkers’ senior marketing director.
He had also recently signed a five-year deal with the BBC said to be worth £6.75million.
This deal was intended to water down his regular salary having taken a voluntary 23 percent pay cut.
Tim Davie, the BBC’s new Director General, told the i newspaper that the deal “across the board will deliver savings of one quarter over his last contract”.
Walkers: Lineker has been a part of Walkers for 25 years (Image: Youtube/Walkers Crisps)
Celebrity news: Knowles has kept the Shreddies advert on display at the top of his website (Image: GETTY)
“I’m currently negotiating a new contract with them and I’m volunteering to take less.”
He reportedly told a friend: ‘It’s the right thing to do.”
Despite this, controversy has continued to surround the amount of cash he takes home.
In February, he was accused of “mocking the poor” after joking about his new salary in response to the corporation ramping up the cost of the licence fee.
TV licence fee: The UK has one of the highest licence fees in Europe (Image: Express Newspapers)
The hike saw it go from £157.50 to £159 a year.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “But, but I’ve just taken a pay cut.”
This was followed by a smiling emoji face with its tongue out.
His attempt at sarcasm misfired, with people describing him as “heartless” and “missing the mood of the public”.
Fans who usually supported him said they thought the comment was misjudged, adding: “Your timing isn’t great, Gary.”
DIY: Knowles has appeared on the show for 21 years (Image: BBC)
Meanwhile, in a crunch Zoom meeting last month, Knowles was told by BBC bosses that he had to get the Shreddies advert taken off air or quit DIY SOS, according to MailOnline.
While the show helped launch his career, Knowles has recently signed up for a new DIY programme on Channel 5.
He is also still advertising the Shreddies commercial at the top of his website.
MailOnline added that it “understands that the issue is the similarity between Knowles’ character in the advert and his role as the presenter of DIY SOS – and whether it breaches a rule banning stars from replicating their BBC roles in commercials”.
In a joint statement from the BBC and Nick told Express.co.uk: “Both the BBC and Nick are keen to resolve this matter and are working together to seek a solution.”