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BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin reveals REAL reason she quit – with time off for operation her wake-up call

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BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin has revealed what planted the seed for her determination to quit the present after 20 years.

The broadcaster had time to replicate on her profession in December when she was sidelined for a month recovering from an ankle operation.

Louise Minchin had a second of readability after ankle surgical procedureCredit: BBC
She is stepping away from BBC Breakfast after 20 years
She is stepping away from BBC Breakfast after 20 yearsCredit: BBC

It was then she realised she’d had sufficient of the very early begins she’d endured for the previous 20 years.

Speaking to the Mirror, she mentioned: “I discover the early morning actually troublesome and one other winter of the darkish mornings was not what I wished to do anymore.

“I simply thought, ‘I can’t face one other winter’, as a result of I’ve labored out over the past 20 years there’s about six weeks within the 12 months once I go to work and it’s mild, and people are the six weeks that I discover the simplest.

“In December I’d taken three, 4 weeks off work due to an ankle operation and I had that interval to understand that once I’m not getting up at 3:40am within the morning, I’m doing all kinds of issues within the night that I need to be doing – like simply watching telly with my household, doing that sort of household stuff.”

Louise added that when she is just not working her physique clock often sees her go to mattress at midnight and get up at 9am.

She mentioned her determination was met with happiness by her daughters, who’re 20 and 17, and they’re wanting ahead to spending extra evenings with her.

The mum-of-two mentioned she has no qualms being a taxi service for them having not been in a position to ferry them round for the whole thing of her Breakfast profession.

While she is able to say goodbye, there have been tears this morning when she hosted Breakfast for a closing time.

Her co-star Dan Walker kicked off her farewell by taking her exterior blindfolded – to disclose a crowd gathered round her carrying masks emblazoned with her face.

She was performed a video montage displaying highlights from her 20 years on display.

Louise mentioned she was “embarrassed and humbled and tearful” by the messages.


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