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 associates and paid a candy goodbye to viewers, telling them: “I’ll see you on the other side.”

Dan Walker led Louise Minchin by the hand as they headed exterior the BBC Breakfast studioCredit: Splash
The show was a celebration of Louise's 20 years at the helm
The show was a celebration of Louise’s 20 years at the helmCredit: Splash

A brass band carried out 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 prompt her: “We made sure your final BBC Breakfast finished in style.”

Ahead of her final show, Louise acknowledged she was wanting ahead to spending further time with her household after 20 years of sacrificing her evenings for early mattress occasions to stand up for her 3.40am alarms.

The broadcaster had time to replicate on her occupation 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 earlier 20 years.

Speaking to the Mirror, she acknowledged: “I uncover the early morning really highly effective and one totally different winter of the darkish mornings was not what I wished to do anymore.

“I merely thought, ‘I can’t face one totally different winter’, as a outcomes of I’ve labored out over the final 20 years there’s about six weeks in the yr after I’m going to work and it’s delicate, and people are the six weeks that I uncover the best.

“In December I’d taken three, 4 weeks off work on account of an ankle operation and I had that interval to know that after I’m not getting up at 3:40am in the morning, I’m doing all kinds of factors in the night that I need to be doing – like merely watching telly with my household, doing that type of household stuff.”

Louise added that when she isn’t going to be working her physique clock sometimes sees her go to mattress at midnight and stand up at 9am.

She acknowledged her willpower was met with happiness by her daughters, who’re 20 and 17, and they also’re wanting ahead to spending further evenings with her.

The mum-of-two acknowledged she has no qualms being a taxi service for them having not been able to ferry them spherical for the entirety of her Breakfast occupation.

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