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Louise Minchin promises she’ll always be part of BBC Breakfast family as she says goodbye on last day

<p>After 20 years on the BBC's flagship morning news programme, host Louise Minchin has announced that she will be leaving the show later this year.</p>
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Louise Minchin has said she will always be a part of the ‘BBC Breakfast’ family. (BBC) 

Louise Minchin has said she will always be a part of the BBC Breakfast family as she was given an emotional send off from the show.

The 53-year-old TV presenter – who has worked on the BBC morning show since 2002 – shed a few tears as her co-host Dan Walker, friends and family gave her a spectacular send off including a cake with a sugar-paste replica of herself on top.

Minchin said: “Thank you first to Dan. Because of you I’ve spent much longer than I really meant to. You’ve always had my back, you made me laugh, made me roll my eyes and passed me a tissue when I cried.

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“A huge thank you to amazing BBC Breakfast team. You work so hard all day every day of the year. I shall miss you terribly, but the programme will carry on and it’s been a pleasure working with you.

“Most importantly thank you to everyone watching – you are absolutely at the heart of everything that we do. It’s been a privilege to sit here on the red sofa and report on our shared history.

“I’m part of the BBC Breakfast family, I will always be part of that family even if I’m not here on the sofa

“I will keep watching and I will still be with you.

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“For the final time, good bye. Have a great day and I’ll see you somewhere on the other side.”

Minchin – who was born in Hong Kong where her army major father was serving at the time – studied journalism at the London College of Communications and also hosted the BBC News at One between 2006 and 2012.

Louise Minchin has presented 'BBC Breakfast' for over 20 years. (Getty Images)Louise Minchin has presented 'BBC Breakfast' for over 20 years. (Getty Images)
Louise Minchin has presented ‘BBC Breakfast’ for over 20 years. (Getty Images) 

Amateur triathlete Minchin – who has guest-hosted The One Show and was runner-up on Celebrity MasterChef in 2016 – revealed back in 2019 that she struggled with negative comments from online trolls.

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The news presenter married her husband in 1998 and they have two daughters together.

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