BBC Breakfast: Louise Minchin is 'trying not to think about' last day
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The morning news anchor has spent the last years as a regular host for BBC One’s long-running breakfast programme. On her last day with BBC Breakfast, Louise Minchin revealed her BBC pass had already stopped working.
Louise Minchin has already been prevented from accessing the BBC offices in Salford, she revealed on this morning’s BBC Breakfast show.
When co-host Dan Walker asked how she was feeling, Minchin recalled a chaotic start to her Wednesday morning.
She explained: “Well, it’s going really well so far.
“I walked into the building and guess what? My pass doesn’t work already!”
Walker then joked: “You know what the BBC’s like, Louise.”
To which she replied: “I did ask if I could just go home.”
Her co-presenter then chastised the channel into the camera, with Minchin adding “you’d think I’d have my pass until 9:15, wouldn’t you?”
The long-standing presenter also confessed to having computer problems at the start of the day as she struggled to log in to her BBC laptop.
Sport reporter Sally Nugent was also visibly tearful as she prepared to say goodbye to the Breakfast host later in the show.
After introducing today’s sporting news, Minchin asked her: “Are you okay, hun?”
Nugent replied: “Don’t make me cry! It’s too early, it’s only half past six!
“We’ve got quite a long way to go yet and there’s much more stuff coming later.”
She finally admitted: “I’m going to totally lose it, I know.”
Louise Minchin, 53, confirmed her exit from the programme in June of this year.
Minchin admitted she didn’t want to endure another winter of early starts after recovering from an ankle operation.
She told the Mirror: “In December I’d taken three, four weeks off work because of an ankle operation.”
“I had that period to realise that when I’m not getting up at 3:40am in the morning, I’m doing all sorts of things in the evening that I want to be doing – like just watching telly with my family, doing that kind of family stuff.
“So yeah, I think it was coming out of winter into this period that the decision was made.”
The long-running presenter added she’s looking forward to finally having breakfast with her family after 20 years on the show.
BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One at 6am.
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