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Louise Minchin 'unsure' over decision to quit BBC Breakfast

The I'm A Celebrity star left the BBC in September

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Louise Minchin has made a surprise revelation following her stint in this year's I'm A Celebrity. Speaking on Her Spirit podcast, the 53-year-old confessed she was unsure whether she made the "right decision" to leave BBC Breakfast after 20 years.

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"It wasn't just months, it was probably even longer than that," she shared. "In the end, my husband always said, 'There will be a moment.' And the moment was very specific because it had been going around my head so much."

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Louise then revealed that she made a list of pros and cons to help her make her decision. "In life, I've tried to be brave," she added. "I don't even know if it was the right decision - I think it was but sometimes you have to jump off the ferry and that was the time."

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Earlier this month, the mum-of-two took part in I'm A Celebrity. Shortly after her departure from the castle, Louise was asked to return to the famous red sofa for an interview.

"On the day I left I'm A Celeb [BBC Breakfast] asked me back on the show," she remarked. "It was lovely because of course I really do miss my colleagues and I do miss my job.

louise minchin portrait© Photo: BBC

Louise announced her BBC exit in June

"It was actually lovely to go back and be a guest. It was great to be able to say, 'hello' to my friends." She added: "Hopefully, I can go back again but I don't have that job. But to occasionally pop in - it was really special to do that."

Louise was a staple on BBC Breakfast for almost 20 years, before deciding to step down earlier this year with her last show airing in September.

At the time, she said: "I've decided that it is time that I stop setting my alarm for 3.40 – sometimes if I'm feeling really rebellious 3.46 – in the morning and I'm going to be leaving the programme."

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