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TV presenter Dan Walker 'glad to be alive' after being hit by car while riding bike

Dan Walker shared photos of his injured face on social media after he was hit by a car while riding his bike.

The 45-year-old former BBC Breakfast presenter posted images on Twitter which were taken while he was in an ambulance, alongside a selfie with the NHS staff who were caring for him. Walker, who left the BBC to join 5 News on Channel 5 last year, was knocked off his bike on Monday morning leaving his face swollen but seemingly without any serious injuries.

He tweeted: "Bit of an accident this morning. Glad to be alive after getting hit by a car on my bike. Face is a mess but I don't think anything is broken.

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"Thanks to Shaun and Jamie for sorting me out and the lovely copper at the scene." Walker joked that the pictures of his face were an attempt at him smiling and added that he was "thankful for our NHS", captioning the photos with a heart emoji.

Scores of people, including famous faces, sent Dan their well wishes after reading his message. Among them was Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse.

Motsi wrote: "Oh wow!!! Get well soon." Sports presenter Mike Bushell said: "Aw Dan. Sorry to hear this. Glad you’re in one piece and are going to be ok and in good hands. Speedy recovery."

One follower added: "That looks so painful but so pleased to hear you are in good hands. Wishing you a very speedy recovery." And another said: "Oh gosh that’s scary! Heal well."

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