BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker snaps 'stop talking!' as he blasts reporter for ruining hot air balloon report

BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker snaps at reporter to 'stop talking!' as he blasts him for ruining the hot air balloon report.

The presenter, 44, joked with his colleague John Maguire who gave his report while enjoying the view from the air vehicle.

In the segment exploring the reopening of the hot air balloon business across the UK, John was explaining what he could see from the balloon.

He said: "There's Clifton up on the hill, you might be able to make out Ashton Gate stadium where Bristol City Football Club and of course the Bristol Bears Rugby Team play.

"Just below there, the sun coming up, breaking through the clouds, a few church spires just coming up through the mist.

He added: "This is just gorgeous and if it wasn't or me rabbiting on it would be nice and quiet and peaceful as well."

As the camera continued to show the breathtaking views of Bristol, Dan joked: "John in the nicest possible way you said it yourself, if you could just stop talking for a bit, we can enjoy the view, that'd be lovely."

The hot air balloon business was one of many non-essential industries to re-open following the easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK.

Before hopping on the balloon, John spoke to owner of Bailey Balloons, Jo Bailey who spoke on how the lockdown has affected her business.

"It's just been very, very hard last year," Jo explained.

"We couldn't fly most of the year, and when we did fly we flew very, very few passengers compared to what we normally did.

"We could only fly small, exclusive balloons, some companies couldn't fly at all."

Last week Dan announced his departure from Football Focus, which he has hosted for 12 years.

On Thursday, 44-year-old Walker confirmed the move.

He said: "This is going to be my last season presenting Football Focus.

"It has been an amazing 12 years and I can honestly say I have loved every single second of it.

Ex Arsenal and England footballer Alex Scott will replace Dan, making her the first woman to front the show in its 47-year history.

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