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Louise Minchin attempts surprising challenge after leaving BBC Breakfast – watch

The former BBC Breakfast star has been trying her hand at a new skill

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Bridie Wilkins
Bridie WilkinsSenior Health & Fitness Writer
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Louise Minchin has taken on a few challenges since leaving BBC Breakfast. Unsurprisingly, it's fitness and sport that triathlete Louise has been focusing on, and her latest venture was into the world of rugby.

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She appeared in a video alongside rugby player and nurse Zee Alema Zainab, who also featured on an episode of Louise's podcast, Her Spirit, ahead of playing a game of the sport with her.

WATCH: Louise Minchin plays rugby with fan

Speaking in the video, Zee said: "Hi everyone, I've got a new teammate, guess who she is."

Louise replied: "There is a problem, there is a problem. I've never, this is the first time I've touched a rugby ball. I don’t think I'm going to be any good to you at all but I'm super excited to be here and to do some training."

Zee said: "You'll be fine. Her Spirit podcast? Amazing," to which Louise said: "She's on it, listen to her, it’s a wonderful podcast. Go back and listen to it specifically for her."

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Louise recently completed a 13km swim challenge

Louise retweeted the video on her own account and captioned it: "What fun to meet you Zee, I loved the podcast we did with you so much, I had to join and play rugby – what an absolute blast! Do listen to Zee on the @herspirit podcast she has infectious energy."

Louise recently took on another challenge in the form of a 13km swim. She shared a series of photos and wrote: "I can't believe I swam 13km today, massively helped by an incoming tide and @herspirituk friends and @swimcathswim who somehow persuaded me it was a good idea. Now I just have to be able to run that far again! Thanks to @aberdovey swim for an epic experience. I LOVED it."

Louise has long been a fan of endurance sport and has taken part in various triathlon events, while she's also written a book on the topic in the past, Dare to Tri: My Journey from the BBC Breakfast Sofa to GB Team Triathlete.

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