Radio 5 Live’s Dan Walker will replace Bill Turnbull as the co-presenter of BBC Breakfast later this month.
Walker said that he is "thrilled" to be joining the team.
The Football Focus host will be on the red sofa Monday to Wednesday alongside co-host Louise Minchin from Monday 29 February.
He said: "I have watched the show avidly over the years and am even looking forward to setting my alarm clock and doing what I can to make it even more successful.
“It is an honour to be given this opportunity and to follow in the footsteps of someone like Bill Turnbull. The man has significant shoes to fill, so I hope I can do as good a job as he did waking up the nation.”
Turnbull's last day will be on Friday 26 February. He announced he was leaving in September after presenting the programme for 15 years.
Co-presenters Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty will continue to present the show from Thursday to Saturday.
— Louise Minchin (@louiseminchin) February 9, 2016
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) February 9, 2016