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BBC Breakfast's Louise Minchin sparks fan reaction with 'post lockdown 3' transformation

The BBC star was thrilled with salons reopening

Sharnaz Shahid

Louise Minchin was first in line to get a fresh trim at the hair salon on Monday - the day more restrictions were eased following the UK's third lockdown.

Sharing a snap of herself wearing a face mask inside the hairdressers, the BBC Breakfast host revealed she was rather pleased to get her lockdown locks shortened.

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"Hooray the #lockdownlocks are GONE!" she said in the caption. She then uploaded a picture alongside her co-host Dan Walker the following morning – which prompted a flurry of comments.

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"MORNING!!! Awww... all trimmed - beautiful!" remarked one fan, whole another stated: "Lovely hair @louiseminchin. I've got to wait 16 more days not that I'm counting." A third post read: "Beautiful before still Beautiful now."

Over the past few months, Louise has been documenting her lockdown hair struggle. In January, she posed for a selfie showing off her blonde locks which appeared slightly more static than usual.

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The journalist shared this snap from the hair salon on Monday

In the caption, she teased: "Good morning and welcome to #lockdown3 hair!" Over the past year, Louise has been at the forefront of national TV amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. She has been a regular face on BBC Breakfast for nearly 15 years.

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With the early starts, the journalist has previously confessed her love for triathlons has helped mentally prepare her for her role. "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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Fans loved Louise's newly-trimmed locks

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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