Dan Walker’s gritty missing people Channel 5 series will be renewed for a second season

Dan Walker’s Channel 5 series helps to raise awareness of missing people in the UK
Dan Walker’s Vanished will be renewed for a second season. Credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty ImagesDan Walker’s Vanished will be renewed for a second season. Credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Dan Walker’s Vanished will be renewed for a second season. Credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Dan Walker has announced that his missing people series will return to screens for a second season later this year.

The TV presenter, 46, who lives in Sheffield, took to screens on Thursday night to host the final episode of the first series of Vanished: The Hunt for Britain’s Missing People.

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The episode may have been the show’s most compelling yet, with a touching feature from The Missing People Choir.

There was also an appearance from the parents of Anthony Stammers, who went missing in 2012.

A stream of viewers took to Twitter to praise Dan and the Channel 5 team for their in-depth reporting of the UK’s missing people.

One user said: “Absolutely brilliant programme @mrdanwalker ! 🤞🤞for some positive results. Mad how many people go missing x 😒 💖”

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Another wrote: “#channel5 #Vanished this is an amazing programme, but so sad. All these families desperately searching for their loved ones. I hope through people are found, or at least their families get answers, and that channel 5 make more episodes in the future”

To viewers’ joy, Dan later announced that Vanished will be returning to screens on Channel 5 later this year.

A Twitter user said: “It’s been an excellent series and I was delighted when

@mrdanwalker announced that it will be returning towards the end of the year. Thanks to all involved in making it particularly the steadfast relatives of those who are missing.”

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Ian Rumsey, who is Managing Director of ITN Productions, confirmed the news as he thanked those who featured on the show.

Ian said: “Great news #vanished with @mrdanwalker will be back on @channel5_tv later this year! Thanks to everyone who’s shared their story and everyone who’s watched. @ITNProductions”