WATCH: Hilarious moment Sheffield TV presenter Dan Walker loses new £1 coin down back of BBC Breakfast sofa

The moment BBC presenter Dan Walker was left scrabbling around on the BBC Breakfast studio floor after losing the new 1 coin down the back of the sofa. (Photo: BBC).

The moment BBC presenter Dan Walker was left scrabbling around on the BBC Breakfast studio floor after losing the new 1 coin down the back of the sofa. (Photo: BBC).

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This is the hilarious moment Sheffield TV presenter Dan Walker managed to lose the new £1 coin down the back of the BBC Breakfast sofa - live on air.

The host's blunder came just after he had discussed the new coin's arrival - and left co-host Louise Minchin in hysterics.

The pair were discussing the new 12-sided coin entering circulation tomorrow when he did a ceremonial “first toss” and lost it down the famous red settee.

In fits of giggles Louise told viewers of this morning's show: “We have a first here. I have my pound coin, but Dan has actually lost his pound coin, the first pound coin, down the back of the sofa. Already!”

Looking sheepish and scrambling around behind the sofa, Dan responds: “I just went for the first toss of the new pound coin, a sort of heads and tails thing, and it sort of disappeared down here somewhere.”

After a few more seconds of searching Louise asks if he’s found it, but in typical coin-down-the-sofa fashion it is nowhere to be seen.

But eventually, as she goes on to introduce the local news part of the programme, Dan emerges from behind the red couch triumphant, having finally found the missing cash.

The new coin, which will begin to edge out the old “round pound” after more than 30 years from Tuesday, has been described as the most secure coin in the world and boasts high-tech features, including a hologram.

They have a gold-coloured outer ring and a silver-coloured inner ring and are based on the design of the old 12-sided threepenny bit, which went out of circulation in 1971.

Football Focus host Dan, 40, studied journalism in Sheffield and still lives in the city with his wife and three children.

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