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BBC Breakfast's Louise Minchin leaves fans in stitches with 'lockdown 3 hair' photo

The BBC star shared the snap on social media

Sharnaz Shahid

Louise Minchin brightened up her followers' morning by sharing a hilarious photo of her hairstyle amid the UK's third lockdown on Wednesday.

With hair salons firmly closed, the BBC Breakfast star happily posed for a selfie as she showed off her blonde locks which appeared slightly more static than usual. In the caption, she teased: "Good morning and welcome to #lockdown3 hair!"

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Fans of the TV star were quick to comment, with many sympathising. "Welcome to my world," wrote one person, while another said: "It looks much better than mine!" A third post read: "Still looking pretty."

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Other followers added a string of laughing face emojis, while one remarked: "Cheered me up this morning."

Over the past year, Louise has been at the forefront of national TV amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. She has been a regular face - alongside co-host Dan Walker - on BBC Breakfast for nearly 15 years. With the early starts, the journalist recently confessed her love for triathlons has helped mentally prepare her for her role.

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Louise shared this snap of her lockdown hair

"Tough [triathlon] training sessions have become the crutch I rely on to do my job," she told Women's Health in November. "Those brutal early starts are followed by three hours on air. I have to concentrate incredibly hard to make sure I don't say anything inaccurate. I love it, but it can be mentally exhausting."

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Thanks to her healthy lifestyle, the 52-year-old has been able to remain calm on live TV. "There's a memory I call to mind when I need to slow down," she explained. "I was doing a triathlon around the Liverpool docks, and the atmosphere was stressful. But when I looked down at the view below, it was so calm and peaceful. It was a moment of real serenity.

"Now, whenever I feel nervous about a breaking news story, I close my eyes and think of that moment. That's where my mind went when I heard the news, through a headset, that the Prime Minister had been hospitalised with Covid-19."

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