Louise Minchin bid an an emotional farewell as colleagues and celebrities paid tribute throughout her last episode internet hosting BBC Breakfast on Wednesday.The presenter, 53, first appeared on the broadcaster’s flagship morning information present in 2001 and joked she was leaving to flee the gruelling early begins.Her co-host Dan Walker kicked off Louise Minchin’s BBC Breakfast farewell by taking her exterior blindfolded.Minchin eliminated the blindfold to see a crowd gathered round her and Walker, with some sporting masks emblazoned together with her face.READ MOREShe was performed a video montage displaying highlights from her 20 years on display.Celebrities, sport stars and former BBC colleagues all featured to say farewell as she made her final look on the breakfast couch.Fellow presenter Charlie Stayt mentioned it “has all the time been an absolute pleasure doing BBC Breakfast with you”, whereas Naga Munchetty described Minchin as “sensible”, including: “And I believe you’re going to hold on being sensible away from right here…”Minchin’s husband, David, and her daughters, Scarlett and Mia, additionally featured.Her former BBC co-presenter Invoice Turnbull ended a shifting tribute saying Minchin is “most of all a heat, sunny one who will all the time be my good friend”. TwitterTV star Robert Rinder was unmasked as one of many folks sporting a Minchin masks and shared anecdotes about his friendship together with her. In 2020 the pair have been amongst a gaggle of celebrities who took half in a Sport Aid problem within the Namib Desert.Former Strictly Come Dancing decide Dame Darcey Bussell additionally paid tribute to Minchin, saying: “I’ve beloved watching you over the past 20 years on the BBC early within the morning and I’ve been fortunate sufficient to sit down with you just a few occasions, you will be so missed…”Earlier on Wednesday’s present, Minchin revealed her BBC go had already been deactivated and he or she was locked out of the workplace.Viewers have been additionally proven a video of the host strolling by way of the newsroom and being applauded by her colleagues, earlier than Walker shared tributes from these watching at dwelling.Louise Minchin wiped away tears as she offered her last BBC Breakfast / BBC BreakfastMinchin mentioned she was “embarrassed and humbled and tearful” by the messages.Addressing viewers, she mentioned: “Thanks a lot on your big assist. I believe significantly over the past two years as nicely. It has been actually robust, hasn’t it, and I’ve felt we’re all a part of a narrative collectively, a shared historical past and it has been superb to be right here.”She rounded off her time on the programme by saying: ““Have a terrific day and I’ll see you someplace on the opposite aspect.”Minchin confirmed in June that she can be leaving the programme.Talking to the Mirror this week about her choice, Minchin mentioned: “I discover the early morning actually troublesome and one other winter of the darkish mornings was not what I needed to do anymore.”I simply thought ‘I am unable to face one other winter’, as a result of I’ve labored out over the past 20 years there’s about six weeks within the 12 months once I go to work and it is gentle, and people are the six weeks that I discover the best.”Minchin has lined a string of main world information tales throughout her time on BBC Breakfast, together with normal elections, Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and terror assaults.