Dan Walker was missing from Tuesday’s BBC Breakfast show.

The popular presenter, who has recently stepped down from presenting hit BBC show Football Focus after 12 years, was surprisingly absent for this morning’s edition.

The 44-year-old was replaced by fellow host Jon Kay as his bewildered fans wondered where he was.

Dan and Louise usually host the popular breakfast show from Monday to Wednesday, before Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt step in to take over presenting duties for the remainder of the week.

Dan often updates his fans – and viewers of the show – on his whereabouts.

But because of a four-day nationwide social media boycott from football clubs, players, athletes and sporting bodies over the Bank Holiday break, Dan was especially quiet on his social media accounts.

He and many of his colleagues in the football world were raising awareness to attempts to tackle racial abuse and discrimination on their social media platforms.

The ban began on Friday and will end tonight just before midnight.

On Friday he took to social media to wish his followers a happy Bank Holiday weekend as he told them he was having a break from social media.

Sharing a campaign image to stop online abuse, Dan penned on Twitter: “Hope you have a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend and enjoy the #LineofDuty finale.

“I’ll see you on #FootballFocus but not on here.”

He concluded: “I really hope the #StopOnlineAbuse campaign has an impact. Take care.”

Dan is a familiar TV face and also presents Final Score and Match of the Day, as well as BBC Radio 5 Live show and has previously hosted the sport of BBC News Channel.

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During his time off from BBC Breakfast, the seasoned broadcaster has been catching up with the final episode of Line of Duty, which aired on Sunday night.

“I’m late because of the #socialmediaboycott, but I really enjoyed the end of #LineOfDuty,” Dan penned on Tuesday.

“Millions of us were kept guessing for weeks & we’re all desperate for more.

“The perils of incompetence felt very relevant it’s quite clear that Chloe should be in charge of everything.”

Dan was referring to AC-12 officer Chloe Bishop in the hit show which concluded on Sunday with a seventh and explosive episode over the weekend.

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