Dan Walker: BBC Breakfast host pays special tribute to Tony Morris ‘Horrible news’

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Dan Walker, 43, shared his condolences on Twitter for “lovely bloke” Tony Morris after news of his death was made public only hours ago. The BBC Breakfast host spoke of Tony being “part of the furniture” in the North West and sent love to his bereaved family.

Part of the furniture

Dan Walker

Dan responded to a post by ITV Granada Reports, as he wrote: “Horrible news. Tony was such a lovely bloke and part of the TV furniture in the north-west. Much love to his family.”

Some of his followers also shared their respects in the replies section, as they declared the ITV Granada host would be “greatly missed”.

One wrote: “Such a gentleman loved watching him before we moved to Yorkshire Such a sad loss sending love to his family he did the North West proud @ Granada Reports greatly missed!”

Another replied: “So sad to hear the news of Tony passing he brought a smile and delivered with such professionalism thinking of his family at this sad time he will be missed”

A third commented: “Awful news, Dan. One of the good guys and a brilliant broadcaster. Really upset with this news.”

Tony Morris, died while at Bury Hospice on Saturday after a battle with kidney cancer.

The ITV presenter was a recognisable face after appearing on North West television presenting Granada reports for 17 years.

His daughter Natalie paid tribute to him on social media, she lamented: “We lost our incredible dad on Saturday morning. 

“He was more than a parent, he was also our best friend.

“We are utterly heartbroken but so grateful for the time we had with him.”

Good Morning Britain star Charlotte Hawkins also posted a moving post dedicated to Tony on her social media.

She tweeted: “Such terribly sad news to hear Granada Reports presenter Tony Morris has died at just 57. 


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“He was a brilliant broadcaster who always had a smile on his face when I met him.

“I know he’ll be much missed by his family & colleagues.”

While sports presenter Chris Hall wrote that he was “heartbroken” over his “great” friend’s passing.

He said: “Heartbroken to have lost a great friend and a wonderful broadcaster. The newsroom will never feel the same without his presence.”

Paddy McGuinness,  a host on Top Gear, recalled being interviewed by Tony on multiple occasions during his career.

He typed: “Such sad news. RIP Tony Morris. Back in the day, being on Granada Reports meant you’d made it. 

“Tony interviewed me on numerous occasions. Such a lovely, down to earth bloke.

“Deepest condolences to his family,” he added.

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