BBC Breakfast is looking for a new chief presenter - do you have what it takes to sit on the iconic red sofa?

The popular morning show is looking for a new face to help wake up the nation following the news that presenter Dan Walker is leaving the programme. 

The new presenter will work alongside industry legends like Sally Nugent, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt speaking to 6 million viewers every morning.

The fast-paced Breakfast show is known for bringing us news, sport, business and entertainment over our cornflakes.

Your job will be to inform and entertain viewers, telling them the real-life stories that they care about - do you have what it takes?

Fans of the popular BBC programme have been taking to social media, armed with their applications and their best jokes.

One user commented: "I’m your man but can’t start until at least 9am. Dogs to walk cats to feed medicines to take etc. Oh and I won’t do it for less than half a mil Feel free to call."

A second viewer added:" I'll do it, just don't shop me to the social....."

A third wrote:" Sign me up!"

While a fourth quote tweeted:"Might as well delete your tweet, I'll do it. See you on Monday x".

BBC Breakfast presenter and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Dan Walker, who is leaving the show on May 17, shared some encouraging words for the successful candidate.

Walker wrote: "This is a brilliant job, working with brilliant people.

"Please look after the sofa "

Here's how you can apply for one of the most high profile jobs on TV. 

How to apply to be the new BBC Breakfast presenter

According to the advert, a BBC Breakfast presenter "needs to combine the knowledge and confidence to deal with the main stories and the ability to entertain and inform millions of viewers."

The broadcaster is looking for someone with significant broadcasting experience who is also confident at presenting the day's agenda in a relatable and relevant way.

You would work around three days a week (normally Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) but there is some flexibility if the programme needs it.

Your working hours would include prep time, pre-records, travel and location work or outside broadcasts.

You would be based at MediaCity, Salford for this role.

You can find out more about the ideal candidate, the application process and the package the BBC is offering via the BBC Careers website.