Dan Walker speaks out after emotional co-host Louise Minchin QUITS BBC Breakfast on air

Dan Walker speaks out after emotional co-host Louise Minchin QUITS BBC Breakfast on air

06/08/2021

BBC Breakfast: Louise Minchin gets emotional at hugging segment

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Dan Walker, 44, has addressed Louise Minchin’s shock announcement on air this morning, saying she will be stepping down from BBC Breakfast. The former Football Focus host admitted he would “miss her enormously” on the programme, but hoped she would now enjoy her lie-ins.

Opening up on Louise’s departure, Dan typed in view of his 712,000 followers: “As with everything she does… Louise announces her departure from the show with dignity and class.

“We will all miss her enormously at #BBCBreakfast.

“She is not only wonderful at her job… she is a great friend.

“Enjoy your lie-ins @louiseminchin,” he finished.

Louise has left viewers stunned after she shared she would be leaving the show but thankfully it would not be for “a while”.

She said: “There’s something I wanted to tell you about. It will be, this year, 20 years since I first presented this programme and since then I’ve felt part of a huge, enormous BBC Breakfast family, which includes everyone who works here, every one of the team and every one of you who watches the programme.

“I’ve loved being a part of it. But, there is a but, you know about the but, I’ve decided that it is time that I stop setting my alarm for 3.40am, sometimes when I’m feeling really rebellious 3.46am in the morning and I’m going to be leaving the programme.

“It’s not going to be for a while and just before anything else I wanted to thank everyone who is watching for your loyalty, for your support over all those years, I have absolutely loved being part of it, I will really miss it but it is time now to stop.”

Louise shared she would be taking off sometime after the summer but “the date is not set in stone”.

She added: “My children can’t remember a time when I wasn’t working on the programme.”

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