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Dan Walker urges fans to be ‘kind’ in cryptic message after misconduct probe-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

The presenter shared a cryptic message with his followers.

Dan Walker urges fans to be ‘kind’ in cryptic message after misconduct probe-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

Dan Walker left the BBC in 2022 and joined Channel 5 News (Picture: James Stack/BBC)

Dan Walker has urged his followers to ‘be kind’ weeks after being cleared followed an investigation into allegations of ‘serious misconduct’.

There had been a series of allegations made by an unnamed Channel 5 colleague against the network, which involved the 47-year-old news anchor and former Strictly Come Dancing and BBC Breakfast star.

In a multi-pronged investigation into the case, a HR-led team of investigators were brought in to assess whether there had been any wrongdoing by the broadcaster and its evening news anchor.

He was cleared of any wrongdoing last month, and investigators cited ‘a lack of evidence to support allegations’.

This week, he wrote on social media: ‘When you win, be kind. When you are upset, be kind. When you are ignored, be kind.

‘When you are in doubt, be kind. When you are disappointed, be kind. Always be kind. Even if no one is looking.’

Dan, a father of three, joined Channel 5 News in 2022 after leaving BBC Breakfast following a six year spell.

It’s said he was ‘initially told all the claims related to events before he joined Channel 5’.

Dan was ‘shocked’ to be involved in the case, as a source told The Sun last month: ‘This really shocked him — and he just couldn’t understand it.

‘But he co-operated with the investigation and was totally open and transparent because he had nothing to hide — and was later relieved but not surprised to be totally exonerated.’

Dan Walker hosts Channel 5 news with co-anchor Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije (Picture: Photographer Mark Johnson / Channel 5)

‘Everything was done by the book and they brought in an external team to ensure the probe’s independence,’ the insider added.

Earlier this year, Dan revealed how he used to cry in the toilets behind the scenes at the BBC studios as presenting the breakfast show took its toll on his mental health.

‘By Wednesday I was like, full zombie mode. And also you get really emotional,’ he said on This Morning as he reflected on the 3am wakeups.

‘End of the show, you are like, in the toilets just crying. Anything sets you off. Someone says something nice about your trousers and you are like (fake cries).’

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