Louise Minchin reveals she has broken her foot and shares a photo wearing a cast as she explains her absence from BBC Breakfast
BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin has revealed she is recovering at home after breaking her foot.
The journalist, 52, who has been absent from the show – which she co-anchors with Dan Walker – for three weeks, revealed her injury after concerned fans checked in on her.
She posted a photo on Instagram on Sunday which showed her foot in a cast propped up on her sofa.
Oh dear: BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin has revealed she is recovering at home after breaking her foot (pictured last year with co-host Dan Walker)
The star wrote: ‘Hi all! If you’re wondering where I’ve been, I’ve been having a break to get a broken foot fixed.
‘When I’m a bit better, I will be back.’
She also tweeted: ‘Hiya, if you’ve been wondering what I am up to, I am having a break, to get my foot fixed. When I am a bit more mobile, as Arnie says, I will be back!!.
Dan, 43, also tweeted, in response to a fan’s enquiry: ‘She is off after having her broken foot fixed.
Injured: The journalist, 52, who has been absent from the show – which she co-anchors with Dan Walker – for three weeks, revealed her injury after concerned fans checked in on her
‘I think she’ll be back on #BBCBreakfast next week.’
Louise was quickly inundated with well-wishes from fans who wished her a speedy recovery from the injury.
Mailonline has contacted representatives for Louise and the BBC for comment.
Louise has been a presenter on BBC Breakfast three days a week since 2006.
Back in December 2019, Louise revealed that was taking a step back from social media because of online trolls.
The star said the move had been ‘a long time coming’ and that she has ‘had enough’.
Recovery: She also tweeted: ‘Hiya, if you’ve been wondering what I am up to, I am having a break, to get my foot fixed. When I am a bit more mobile, as Arnie says, I will be back!!’
Support: Co-host Dan also reassured fans that Louise would be back on the famous sofa soon
Discussing her decision to move away from websites such as Twitter and Facebook, she said: ‘I am not alone, there are plenty of others.’
She added: ‘You might think I am oversensitive (I probably am), and need to grow a thicker skin (I probably do), but the truth is I can read a hundred nice comments about me but it will be the nasty one I will remember, try as I might to shrug it off.
‘Recently the level of acrimony on social media reached unnerving levels, with people constantly shouting at each other, whipping up outrage and throwing around wild assumptions.
The mother-of-two, wrote in Cheshire Life magazine that by spending less time on the websites she feels the world is a ‘kinder place’ and insisted it has allowed her to spend her time doing things she would not otherwise have time to do.
‘The upsides have been surprising,’ she said.
‘I have time to do other things I have been wanting to do for ages.
‘Reading books, watching box-sets and actually using my mobile to speak to my friends and family – it’s much better than falling into a rabbit hole of darkness.
Pals: The pair have co-hosted the show together since 2016