Emotional Louise Minchin holds hands with BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker as she leaves the show for the final time
LOUISE Minchin held hands with her BBC Breakfast co-host Dan Walker as he led her out of the studio on her final ever show.
The emotional broadcaster was shocked by her family and friends and paid a candy goodbye to viewers, telling them: “I’ll see you on the other side.”
A brass band performed Louise out on a sunny London morning, and she was applauded by her nearest and dearest all sporting masks of her face.
Among the crowd was Louise’s husband David and their two daughters, Scarlett, 20, and Mia, 17.
Before revealing the shock, Dan advised her: “We made sure your final BBC Breakfast finished in style.”
Ahead of her final show, Louise stated she was wanting ahead to spending extra time with her household after 20 years of sacrificing her evenings for early mattress occasions to get up for her 3.40am alarms.
The broadcaster had time to mirror on her profession in December when she was sidelined for a month recovering from an ankle operation.
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 stated: “I discover the early morning actually tough and one other winter of the darkish mornings was not what I needed to do anymore.
“I simply thought, ‘I can’t face one other winter’, as a result of I’ve labored out over the final 20 years there’s about six weeks in the yr after I go to work and it’s mild, and people are the six weeks that I discover the best.
“In December I’d taken three, 4 weeks off work due to an ankle operation and I had that interval to grasp that after I’m not getting up at 3:40am in the morning, I’m doing all types of issues in the night that I wish to be doing – like simply watching telly with my household, doing that type of household stuff.”
Louise added that when she will not be working her physique clock often sees her go to mattress at midnight and get up at 9am.
She stated 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 stated she has no qualms being a taxi service for them having not been in a position to ferry them round for the entirety of her Breakfast profession.