Dan Walker: ‘Claimed another victim’ BBC host sets record straight after interview ‘joke’

Dan Walker, 43, found himself having to explain an old joke he had told in an interview, that was behind the numerous reports that his son’s name was Chuck. Various publications printed his son’s name incorrectly, but Dan’s finding the funny side to it while revealing what caused the mishap to happen.

About 5 years ago I joked in an interview that I loved @chucknorris & i’d name a son after him

Dan Walker

The BBC host recalled he had once made a joke in an interview about how much he loves Chuck Norris.

Taking to Instagram, he explained how the joke had a knock on effect.

“About 5 years ago I joked in an interview that I loved @chucknorris & i’d name a son after him,” he wrote.

“My daft mate now keeps changing my wiki page to claim I have a son called ‘Chuck’.”

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‪About 5 years ago I joked in an interview that I loved @chucknorris & i’d name a son after him.‬ ‪My daft mate now keeps changing my wiki page to claim I have a son called ‘Chuck’.‬ ‪He has claimed another victim ‬ ‪‬ ‪They are called Susie, Jessica & Luke – middle name Sky.‬ @hellomag ‪P.S. He’s called Joe ‬

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He continued to explain it had happened again to another publication, who had inevitably gone to Wikipedia to do some research, where the online site once read that his son was named after a character from Star Wars.

“He has claimed another victim. They are called Susie, Jessica & Luke – middle name Sky. P.S. He’s called Joe.”

Back in 2017, Dan tweeted “the perils” of using Wikipedia, as he was now the proud father of “Chuck.”

But he was quick to point out his mistake.

“Love this. The perils of using Wikipedia for research,” he giggled.

“I have no son called Chuck #Chuck #ThereIsNoChuck.”

Fans of the BBC Breakfast presenter couldn’t resist having a good old laugh at the age old joke that keeps on giving.

“Can’t believe people are still falling for this!” one chuckled.

Another admitted: “I’ve keep giggling about Luke S Walker!!”

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A third revealed someone had updated the page further after Dan’s social media post: “Further correction: Now your children are called ‘Chuck, chuckina, and chucketta’ according to Wikipedia.”

“Just goes to show @mrdanwalker you can’t believe everything on the web,” a fourth pointed out.

Dan’s Wiki page now has no information about his children, only that he has three.

Elsewhere, Dan was quick to send his love to rival ITV show host Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan, after he revealed the results of his coronavirus test results on Monday.


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The ITV star broke the news he had come down with a symptom of the deadly illness on Sunday on Twitter.

He posted the highly-anticipated update: “UPDATE: My COVID-19 test was negative. I was advised to take the test by my doctor after developing possible coronavirus symptoms, and was entitled to do so as a Govt-designated essential worker. I’ll be back on @GMB as soon as my doctor advises I’m OK to return to work.”

He was was replaced by Ben Shepherd on GMB yesterday morning as he awaited his results.

But it’s good news for the outspoken presenter and his family, and Dan took the time to send his support.

“Glad you’re ok. Hopefully see you back soon,” he replied.

BBC Breakfast continues this morning at 6am on BBC One.

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