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After colliding with a car while cycling, TV host Dan Walker said he is “glad to be alive.”

The former host of BBC Breakfast, who is now employed by Channel 5, posted pictures of his bloodied face taken from inside an ambulance on social media.

In Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Mr. Walker, 45, said: “Bit of an accident this morning. Happy to still be alive after being struck by a car while riding my bike.

Although my face is messy, I don’t believe anything is broken.

Following the incident on Moore Street in Sheffield’s downtown on Monday morning, the photos were taken in a Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) vehicle with two employees.

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The emergency services were praised by Mr. Walker, who said: “Thanks to Shaun and Jamie for helping me out as well as the lovely copper at the scene. This is how I’m grinning. I’m grateful for our NHS.

Along with hosting Football Focus for the BBC, Mr. Walker also competed on Strictly Come Dancing with partner Nadiya Bychkova, finishing in fifth place.

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In April of last year, he made the BBC aware that he was moving to Channel 5.

Football Focus reporter Mark Clemmit was one of the well-wishers on Twitter, writing: “Mate…..Much love from us.”

Get well soon, Dan, added former professional boxer Tony Bellew, and Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse added: “Oh wow!!! Get well quickly.

Later, Mr. Walker tweeted a status update stating that he was healthy and at home.

“I am in awe of all the beautiful messages. I’m grateful,” he said.

Just returned from the hospital. Strangely, nothing was broken despite being battered and bruised.

incredibly grateful to still be alive. I don’t remember anything other than turning around on the tarmac with police and paramedics surrounding me.

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The incident occurred as a result of a strike that affected Yorkshire Ambulance services.

On Sunday at 8:00 GMT, nearly 1,400 GMB-affiliated YAS employees went on strike because the service would have fewer ambulances available to respond to patients.

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