Louise Minchin has spoken out on her reasons for quitting BBC Breakfast, saying she got here to the realisation she could not face one other winter of early begins after taking time without work to recuperate from an ankle operation.
The tv presenter, 53, introduced in June this yr that she could be leaving the present after 20 years on the helm, with her final episode airing on Wednesday.
And the star has now expanded on her cause for quitting, saying she struggled with the early mornings after taking time without work final yr.
End of an period: Louise Minchin, 53, has spoken out on her reasons for quitting BBC Breakfast, saying she could not face one other winter of early begins
She defined to the Mirror: ‘In December I’d taken three, 4 weeks off work due to an ankle operation and I had that interval to grasp that once I’m not getting up at 3:40am within the morning, I’m doing all types of issues within the night that I need to be doing – like simply watching telly with my household, doing that sort of household stuff.
‘So yeah, I feel 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 really I notably actually wrestle with the hours… I’ve discovered them actually arduous.’
Louise added she was wanting 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 highschool.
Doting mom: Louise – who retains her daughters Mia, 20, and Scarlett, 17, out of the highlight (pictured in 2005) is wanting ahead to spending time with her household
But Louise could not have too lengthy off work as she is reportedly being eyed-up for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
ITV are eager for the TV host, who’s leaving her job on the nationwide broadcaster subsequent week, to get on board amid ongoing casting.
Louise has skilled an unbelievable 20 yr profession in presenting and this opens the doorways for a brand new alternative.
MailOnline has contacted ITV for remark.
Quality time: Louise additionally mentioned she is wanting ahead to spending extra time with husband David (pictured 2008)
A supply advised The Sun: ‘There’s a protracted custom of actuality TV reveals concentrating on information presenters and I’m A Celebrity isn’t any totally different.
‘Victoria Derbyshire was on the present earlier than and proved very talked-about with viewers. ITV are hoping they’ll do the identical with Louise and have approached her about approaching board.’
The upcoming sequence can be filmed as soon as once more at North Wales’ Gwrych Castle after ITV bosses dominated out a return to Australia as a consequence of journey restrictions on the nation’s east coast, at present within the midst of one other lockdown.
The supply additionally claimed that ITV have gotten a ‘first rate supply’ to place to Louise, with the hope she’ll have the ability to take just a few weeks’ break on the lead as much as the brand new sequence which is anticipated to begin in November.
If the journalist takes ITV up on their supply, it might see her go head-to-head on rival channels with former BBC co-presenter Dan Walker, who’s showing on this yr’s Strictly Come Dancing.
This is allegedly one of many reasons ITV have set her of their sights.
Friendly competitors: Louise is being eyed up for I’m A Celebrity which might see her go head-to-head on rival channels with former BBC co-presenter Dan Walker (pictured) who’s showing on this yr’s Strictly Come Dancing
The rumoured strategy comes after work continued in earnest on Monday as builders ready Gwrych Castle and its adjoining 236 acre property forward of the brand new sequence.
The Grade I listed Nineteenth-century nation home, situated close to Abergele in picturesque Conwy County, north Wales, will play host to the long-running ITV present for the second consecutive yr.
ITV bosses are going through a scramble in opposition to time to renovate the dilapidated constructing – which is now closed to the general public – and its surrounding areas on the lead as much as the twenty first sequence.
Picturesque: Gwrych Castle, situated close to Abergele in picturesque Conwy County, north Wales, will play host to the long-running ITV present for the second consecutive yr