Emotional Louise Minchin holds hands with Dan Walker as she bids farewell to ...

Emotional Louise Minchin holds hands with Dan Walker as she bids farewell to ...
Emotional Louise Minchin holds hands with Dan Walker as she bids farewell to ...

Louise Minchin was visibly emotional when she signed off Wednesday's BBC Breakfast for the final time, with the broadcaster, 53, leaving the morning news programme after 20 years.

Louise's co-anchor Dan Walker sweetly took her hand as the cameras panned away from her for the final time, with Louise – who opted for a beautiful peach-hued dress for her last day on air - telling viewers: 'Have a great day and I'll see you somewhere on the other side.'

She also quipped that she 'can no longer face' the winter mornings, with Dan, 44, kick-starting his colleague's farewell segment by leading her outside the London studio with a blindfold on.

Goodbye: Louise Minchin, 53, was visibly emotional when she signed off Wednesday's BBC Breakfast for the final time, with Dan Walker sweetly taking her hand

Goodbye: Louise Minchin, 53, was visibly emotional when she signed off Wednesday's BBC Breakfast for the final time, with Dan Walker sweetly taking her hand 

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Looking gorgeous: Louise opted for a beautiful peach-hued dress for her last day on air

Looking gorgeous: Louise opted for a beautiful peach-hued dress for her last day on air

There, Louise – who made her BBC Breakfast debut in 2001 - was met by family members and celebrities alike, with some wearing masks stamped with her face.

Louise's husband David and their two daughters, Scarlett and Mia, were also present.

Naga Munchetty hailed Louise as 'brilliant' while Charlie Stayt added that it had 'been an absolute joy doing BBC Breakfast' with Louise.

BBC veteran Bill Turnbull branded Louise as 'a warm, sunny person who will always be my friend'.

Supportive: Dan sweetly took Louise's hand as the cameras panned away from her for the final time

Supportive: Dan sweetly took Louise's hand as the cameras panned away from her for the final time

Poignant: Louise poignantly told viewers: 'Have a great day and I'll see you somewhere on the other side'

Poignant: Louise poignantly told viewers: 'Have a great day and I'll see you somewhere on the other side'

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