Dan Walker looks good in ultimate news quiz, scars his face after bike crash

Two weeks ago, Dan Walker stunned the nation by taking a selfie of his bloodied and swollen face following a horrific bike accident.

But the 45-year-old 5News anchor looked like a whole new person at Action’s ultimate news quiz for kids at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Thursday night.

The newsreader hosted the special charity event alongside her former BBC Breakfast colleague Sally Nugent, 51.

Dressed in a navy blue suit and smart brown brogues, Dan flashed a big grin for the cameras before the star-studded event began.

He marked the occasion by posting a selfie with Sally on his Instagram page. He captioned the upload, “Working with this legend on the ultimate news quiz tonight.”

Feeling good: Dan Walker was in tip top form as he reunited with his former BBC Breakfast colleague Sally Nugent for Thursday night’s final news quiz in aid of Action for Children.
All smiles: The 5News presenter was in high spirits as he posed for newsreader Claudia-Liza Vanderpuijse, 43
Swelling: Dan suffered painful facial injuries after being hit by his bike last month

Dan was injured after being hit by a car while riding his bike in Sheffield on 20 February.

He announced the gruesome ordeal on Instagram where he shared pictures of his injuries.

At the time, Dane wrote: ‘The whole week didn’t go as I planned, but I’m on the mend. ‘I am so grateful for all your kind messages and to my family and dear friends. I am also grateful to the paramedics, police and the people who looked after me in A&E.

He later addressed an image of his battered face during an appearance on The Jeremy Vine Show.

‘I am very grateful that I have recovered,’ he told the presenter. ‘Basically, there’s got to be some lumps and bumps and grazes everywhere.

‘My hand is badly damaged. I won’t take off my trousers, Jeremy, but I’ve got a big bruise on my right hip at the moment.’

Dan said he was ‘really grateful’ to the paramedics, police and those who looked after him in hospital.

He also disclosed that the police had informed him that five members of the public sat with him for 25 minutes until the ambulance turned up.

Ouch: Dan was hit by a car while riding his bike in Sheffield on February 20

The presenter continued: ‘I don’t remember any of it, Jeremy, I can’t remember anything from the moment I reached the roundabout, but it’s such things, the goodness of people in difficult situations.’

Dan explained that he doesn’t remember much of what happened during the accident.

He said: ‘I know there is a video playing but I haven’t seen it. I do not want to see this.’

‘I haven’t got any flashbacks. And I really don’t want any.

On the guest list: Dermot O’Leary, 49, was among the famous faces in attendance on Thursday night
Newly single: Vanessa Feltz, 61, wore a plunging pink gown to a charity fundraiser
Testing his knowledge: Louis Theroux, 52, was pictured arriving at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London
Laugh: Ed Balls and Rachel Johnson join forces for a photo

‘I’m just very grateful that I’m here and I’m fine and the scans all say my brain is fine and if I can come out of this with a few lumps and bumps, like I said, I’m very grateful.’

The Ultimate News Quiz is a charity event in which an all-star guestlist of television and news personalities compete in the ultimate current affairs quiz.

Dermot O’Leary, 49, was among the famous faces in attendance, as well as newly single Vanessa Feltz, 61, who recently split from her cheating boyfriend Ben Ofoedu, 50.

Documentary producer Louis Theroux, 52, was pictured arriving, while Ed Boles, 56, and Rachel Johnson, 57, also appeared.

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