Louise Minchin: BBC Breakfast host ‘delighted’ for colleague amid announcement of new role

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Louise Minchin, 52, took to Twitter and offered her congratulations to BBC news journalist Clive Myrie who has been announced as the new presenter of Mastermind and Celebrity Mastermind. The BBC Breakfast host shared a heartfelt message to her colleague following the news.

Taking to Twitter, Louise retweeted a press release that confirmed Clive’s new role.

It comes after former presenter John Humphrys revealed that he would be stepping down from fronting the quiz programme earlier this year.

In view of her 204,000 followers, the Breakfast host shared a sweet message as she offered her well-wishes.

Louise penned: “Congratulations Clive, I am so delighted for you.”

Fans flocked to comment on the post, as one wrote: “Well done Clive. Look forward to seeing your first programme.”

Another penned: “Fantastic news, such a wonderfully professional man! Congratulations to him.”

“Absolutely fantastic news! Well done Clive!” a third added.

While a fourth quipped: “Great news, although I hope that means you will be still reading and reporting the news on occasions @CliveMyrieBBC?”

Clive is a BBC news journalist and a regular presenter of the BBC News at Six and Ten since 2010, as well as the BBC News Channel.

Prior to this, the journalist has also been a correspondent for BBC’s Asia, Africa, Washington, Paris and Brussels.

Clive will be the fifth host of the popular quiz show Mastermind which marks its 50th anniversary next year.

He has also appeared on other entertainment shows including Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie To You.


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Speaking about Mastermind, Clive told the BBC: “What a privilege it is to take on this new role. Mastermind with Magnus Magnusson formed the backdrop to my youth, and now to be at the helm is a dream come true.

“I’m excited and can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Meanwhile, Louise’s colleague and pal Jo Whiley shared her dismay after the radio presenter learned of the Breakfast host’s latest challenge.

It comes after the triathlete shared her progress from her recent injury.

Louise revealed she was able to run for five minutes following an operation after suffering a broken ankle.

The broadcaster penned: “The no longer broken foot is making progress. I am on @Couchto5K week 4, and managed five whole minutes running! Thanks @jowhiley.”

Radio 2 presenter Jo replied: “Never would I have thought that you’d be one of the @couch_5k tribe!! But that’s the beauty of it – it’s perfect for all according to their situation. So many people using it for rehabilitation after illness & injuries. Repair well @louiseminchin.”

Louise responded: “Thank you Jo, it’s been brilliant, and still a while to go yet.”

BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One at 6am.

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