Presenter Louise Minchin has announced that she is leaving BBC Breakfast as she marks 20 years on the show.
Minchin made the announcement on Tuesday's show, adding that "it's not going to be for a while".
"I have decided it is time I stopped setting my alarm for 0340 in the morning'’— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) June 8, 2021
Presenter Louise Minchin has revealed she is stepping down after more than 20 years on #BBCBreakfast
Louise told millions of viewers this morning that she is leaving later this year ?? pic.twitter.com/tArxre4Jy4
In a statement, she said: "I have absolutely loved being part of the six million-strong BBC Breakfast family but, after nearly two decades presenting the programme, I have decided it is time I stopped setting my alarm for 03.40 in the morning.
"I will take so many memories with me, including reporting on the shock and anguish of the Manchester Arena bombing; starting a national conversation about menopause; and the life-changing moment I took part in the Breakfast Christmas Cycling Challenge, which inspired my ongoing passion for endurance sport, which I will continue when I leave.
"A big thank you to everyone who has watched and supported me. I have loved it and I will miss you all."
"Louise, I'm devastated you’re leaving"— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) June 8, 2021
On #BBCBreakfast actor Stephen Graham tells @louiseminchin he will miss her in the mornings. Louise has revealed she is stepping down after more than 20 years on the show. https://t.co/Gm5GTBeZo6 pic.twitter.com/U0lgQONJeA