BBC Breakfast: Louise Minchin thanks everyone on her last day
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Naga Munchetty, 46, reached out to BBC’s latest recruits in order to send her congratulations on their new roles within the company. The BBC Breakfast host was over the moon for them as she took to social media to send her well wishes.
The official Twitter account for the BBC shared the news, writing: “BBC News has confirmed two news appointments: @jessbrammar as editor of BBC news channels and @BBCDanahar as lead, World story.”
In a separate post, Jess penned her own message of thanks.
“Some personal news (a divisive phrase, I know!),” she joked.
“Couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining such an incredibly talented team, on and off air.
“Very much looking forward to cracking on with the job.”
Having read the good news, Naga sent her regards to the new recruits, replying: “Congratulations!”
But while she was welcoming a new face to the BBC family, she waved and emotional farewell to another.
Louise Minchin saw off her final show on the flagship news programme on Wednesday morning; a tearful affair to say the least.
The 53-year-old was surprised with a video sharing the highlights from her career with the BBC, which also featured messages from those she has interviewed and worked with.
Naga was one of those who wished her colleague luck in the future, as she prepares for her next career move and left the host in tears with her kind words.
In the video, Naga remarked: “Louise, your strength, your determination, your utter brilliance as a triathlete and woman.
“I think you’re brilliant and I think you’re going to carry on being brilliant away from here.”
She wasn’t the only BBC host to bid farewell to Louise, with former colleague Jon Sopel adding: “Minchin, I can’t believe you’re leaving.
“After all those years together on News 24, News Channel and I think once even News 25.
“You’ve been fantastic and you will be sorely missed. I send you lots and lots of love. goodbye.”
“I hope you have the most fantastic morning this morning,” Charlie Stayt added while he was cycling.
“It has been an absolute joy doing BBC Breakfast with you.”
He later added: “Good luck,” before falling off his bike.
Meanwhile, her regular co-host Dan Walker paid tribute by donning an all-in-one swimsuit to go swimming in the Salford Quays.
“I would only do this for you,” he said popping on a floral yellow swimming cap. “I’m off to do triathlon stuff.”
As he got into the water he told Louise: “Keep being brilliant and keep reminding yourself the whatever it is, you can do it. Go Minchin!”
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