Louise Minchin speaks out as her BBC Breakfast replacement finally announced

BBC Breakfast: Louise Minchin thanks everyone on her last day

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Former BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin congratulated her pal Sally Nugent today, after it was announced that the “fabulous journalist” will be taking over her role on the red sofa. Sally, who she called a “wonderful friend”, will co-host the show Monday to Wednesday with Dan Walker, Louise’s former co-star.

Louise said she was “so pleased” for the 50-year-old presenter when she took to social media following the announcement.

“Brilliant news, massive congratulations Sal,” she wrote on Twitter, in view of her 227,800 followers.

“You are a fabulous journalist and wonderful, supportive friend.

“I am so pleased for you and the #BBCBreakfast team,” she added, alongside a tweet from Sally which confirmed the news.

Sally has worked on BBC Breakfast as a guest host and sports presenter for almost a decade.

She said it was an “honour” to be taking over from her predecessor.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to become the new presenter of BBC Breakfast and bring the nation the latest news, top entertainment guests and stories that matter every week.

“It’s an honour to take the reins from Louise and be part of the UK’s most watched breakfast show.”

Earlier today, she excitedly reacted to the news online.

“Delighted to confirm I’m joining @mrdanwalker permanently as co-presenter of @BBCBreakfast,” she tweeted.

“Working with the best team in the business,” the clearly delighted new host continued.

Alongside her post, she shared a picture of herself and Dan on the famous red sofa.

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Dan said he was looking forward to “many happy years” working with Sally.

“I am so happy for @sallynugent,” the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 star tweeted.

“She is a brilliant presenter, massively popular with the team, an excellent journalist and a great friend.

“Hopefully we’ll have many happy years on the #BBCBreakfast sofa together,” he went on to add.

“Oh… and she’s coming to #Strictly this weekend.”

In the comments section of Louise’s post, Sally thanked her former colleague for her kind words.

“Thank you xx,” she simply replied.

“Deserved and welcome, but I’ll continue to miss you Lou,” Twitter user Jon_Waples added.

“Couldn’t have picked a better replacement for @louiseminchin. Congratulations,” TMD302 chipped in.

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