Watch: Dan Walker announces date of his departure from BBC Breakfast
His co-host Sally Nugent, 50, told Walker: "We're going to have a leaving party. And I'm not going to buy you a present but I might bake you a cake, or maybe a tart."
Walker sniggered: "A tart would be lovely thank you. I look forward to that."
The TV presenter - who competed in Strictly Come Dancing last year - is already counting down the days until his last morning getting up at 3am to be ready to host the early morning show.
He revealed: “May 17 is my last day, so two weeks today.
"If you discount this one [show] because we’re on it, it’s only six more three o’clockers and then I’m out of here.”
Speaking about leaving the show for pastures new he said: “It is nice but, as I have explained to you, it’s also quite… it was a big decision and it’s quite a sad one as well.
“The other thing to say is, 'Thank you', to everybody who sent so many lovely messages. And one thing I have realised, because lots of people want to chat to you, don’t they, about this programme, because it means an awful lot to an awful lot of people. It’s reminded me how special this show is and how much everybody who watches it loves it. So thank you very much to everyone who’s come up and said some lovely things.”
Walker competed in the 19th series of Strictly last year and finally left the BBC dance competition with professional partner Nadiya Bychkova in the quarter final after weeks of evading the dance-off thanks to votes from viewers.
Despite getting so far in the contest he chose not to take part in the live tour.
Before he joined the BBC Breakfast team Walker presented Football Focus on BBC from 2009 to 2021.