Emotional Louise Minchin holds hands with Dan Walker as she bids farewell to BBC Breakfast after 20 years and tells viewers: ‘See you someplace on the opposite facet’
Louise Minchin was visibly emotional when she signed off Wednesday’s BBC Breakfast for the ultimate time, with the 53-year-old broadcaster – who’s leaving the morning information programme after 20 years – wiping away tears whereas sitting on the long-lasting purple couch.
Louise’s co-anchor Dan Walker sweetly took her hand as the cameras panned away from her for the ultimate time, with Louise – who opted for a wonderful peach-hued gown for her final day on air – telling viewers: ‘Have a terrific day and I’ll see you someplace on the opposite facet.’
She additionally quipped that she ‘can now not face’ the winter mornings, with Dan, 44, kick-starting his colleague’s farewell phase by main her exterior the London studio with a blindfold on.
Goodbye: Louise Minchin, 53, was visibly emotional when she signed off Wednesday’s BBC Breakfast for the ultimate time, with Dan Walker sweetly taking her hand
Tears: Louise wiped away tears whereas sitting on the long-lasting purple couch reverse Dan
There, Louise – who made her BBC Breakfast debut in 2001 – was met by relations and celebrities alike, with some sporting masks stamped with her face.
Louise’s husband David and their two daughters, Scarlett and Mia, had been additionally current.
Naga Munchetty hailed Louise as ‘sensible’ whereas Charlie Stayt added that it had ‘been an absolute pleasure doing BBC Breakfast’ with Louise.
BBC veteran Bill Turnbull branded Louise as ‘a heat, sunny one that will at all times be my good friend’.
Supportive: Dan sweetly took Louise’s hand as the cameras panned away from her for the ultimate time
Poignant: Louise poignantly instructed viewers: ‘Have a terrific day and I’ll see you someplace on the opposite facet’
Family: Louise’s husband David and their two daughters, Scarlett and Mia, had been additionally within the viewers
Former Strictly Come Dancing choose Darcey Bussell added: ‘I’ve beloved watching you over the past 20 years on the BBC early within the morning and I’ve been fortunate sufficient to sit with you a number of instances, you’re going to be so missed.’
After listening to viewers’ tribute messages, Louise instructed them: ‘Thank you a lot to your large assist.
‘I believe significantly over the past two years as nicely. It’s been actually robust, hasn’t it, and I’ve felt we’re all a part of a narrative collectively, a shared historical past and it has been superb to be right here.’
Loved ones: Outside, Louise was met by relations and celebrities alike, with some sporting masks stamped with her face
Initial announcement: Louise first introduced in June this yr that she could be leaving BBC Breakfast
Louise hilariously revealed on Wednesday’s present that her BBC constructing move had already been deactivated leading to her being locked out of the workplace.
She first introduced in June this yr that she could be leaving BBC Breakfast.
Speaking of her determination to The Mirror this month, she mentioned: ‘In December I’d taken three, 4 weeks off work due to an ankle operation and I had that interval to realise that when 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 type of household stuff.
Thank you: After listening to viewers’ tribute messages, Louise instructed them: ‘Thank you a lot to your large assist’
‘I believe it was popping out of winter into this era that the choice was made.’
She additionally revealed the lockdown interval had made her acknowledge her pure physique clock, as she mused: ‘It made me realise that truly I significantly actually wrestle with the hours… I’ve discovered them actually laborious.’
Louise added she was trying ahead to having breakfast with her household and having a morning routine with them after lacking out on taking her daughters Mia, 20, and Scarlett, 17, to faculty.
Family first: Louise mentioned she is trying ahead to having breakfast with her household and having a morning routine with them