He asked his Twitter followers if they had any recommendations as he embarked on the difficult process of replacing his trusty device.
Dan posted a photo of his burnt barbecue to his 667,000 Twitter followers.
He wrote: “Sad news… after 18 years of loyal service – and thousands of sausages – our barbecue is dead.
“Any suggestions for a replacement? ” He asked.
“There seems to be too much to choose from. ”
Its followers flocked to respond with their recommendations, with a heated debate on the best brands that followed in the comments.
Dan later posted a selfie to reveal he was starting to do his own makeup before his presentations.
Many styling and makeup teams are still not allowed on TV sets due to the coronavirus pandemic, which means newbies are being thrown to the deep end.
But Dan beamed into the camera as he congratulated his own efforts, writing, “Hello… I’m almost going to get to know that DIY TV makeup… Meet on the couch starting at 6am #BBCBreakfast”.
Some of her fans were far from convinced as one of them wrote, “Looks like you maybe overdone it a bit with your Nan’s orange puff.”
Another remarked, “Is this the light or do you have a Trump glow going”.
A third struggled to cope without an update on Dan’s barbecue situation, responding, “… but did you choose a barbecue ?! ”
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* BBC Breakfast broadcast weekdays on BBC1 at 6 a.m.