Dan Walker haunted over whether he could have helped stop Gary Speed death

BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker admits he still thinks about whether he could have said something to Gary Speed the day before the Wales football legend was found dead.

Walker worked with Speed on Football Focus less than 24 hours before the former Newcastle midfielder was found dead in November 2011.

Speed and Walker were joined on the show by fellow former Leeds star Gary McAllister.

Though Walker wonders whether he could have done anything different to stop Speed’s death, revealing he can remember every word of the conversations they had.

Speaking on the Headliners podcast, Walker said: "Could I have said something to him that day?

"Now, was I a good enough friend to him, could I have spotted something?

"And I've been through every conversation, virtually every word, I can remember verbatim what we spoke about on that Saturday.

"The final thing he said to me was, he was talking in detail about all the games that Wales had coming up and what tactics he was going to play in those tournament qualifiers.

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"And he spoke about his children and he asked me about my children, which is what he always did, he always asked people about what was going on in your life, he was interested in other people.

"And I've been through every word that he said that day and the same with Gary McAllister and we've wondered as friends could we have done something or was there something we could have seen or something we could have predicted.

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"And it does, it eats you up a bit.

“But I feel far more concerned for his two boys and I feel so happy that, they're never going to be in a great place because they've lost their dad, but they're in a really positive place and they are looking forward to living their lives to the full."

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