BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin shuts down Dan Walker after he forgets his words

Louise Minchin hilariously shut down BBC Breakfast co-host Dan Walker after he struggled to get his words out.

The 52-year-old fought back the tears today (June 8) as she announced she would be leaving the morning show after 20 years.

Louise and Dan then spoke to Time actor Stephen Graham about his new hit BBC prison drama.

After the interview, Louise said: “You can watch all the episodes of Time on BBC iPlayer now.”

Dan added: “And all the other things that Stephen is in, including the next season of Peaky Blinders which is so under the…”

“Under the… what’s the word… radar? No not radar.”

Before he could work out the phrase he was trying to say, Louise interjected: “I have no idea what you’re saying.”

She then burst into laughter before Dan finally managed to spit it out.

“Under wraps, that’s it,” he exclaimed. “We can’t talk about it basically.”

Following the shock announcement, Louise’s co-stars flooded to pay tributes.

Dan praised how she reported on the tragic Manchester Arena bombings while sports reporter Sally Nugent thanked her for being so caring to the BBC Breakfast team.

Even Stephen had a special word for the veteran presenter when his interview started.

“Louise I’m devastated you’re leaving by the way,” he said.

“You’ve been a stalwart for the last 20 years so it has been lovely making up from you in the morning and receiving the news from you.”

And Stephen’s wife Hannah Walters, who also plays his wife in the prison drama, was heard shouting in the background her support for Louise.

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Elsewhere on the show, BBC Breakfast fans were left cringing after an awkward technical malfunction cut the sound from a reporter’s broadcast.

After an excruciatingly-long silence in the studio where all viewers could see Adam sitting in the comically-large deck chair on the beach, Dan finally said: "Oh unfortunately we can't hear him!"

He then burst out laughing as a cringing Louise interrupted: "I think he said 'good morning Dan', and 'good morning Louise'."

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