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Concern for Chester-based BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin as she disappears mid broadcast

Presenter tweets that she is 'much better' after her unscheduled departure this morning

BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin has apologised for her disappearance from the red sofa this morning in a tweet to put fans' minds at rest.

The Chester-based news anchor tweeted: "Apologies for my sudden disappearance from the sofa, thanks for your messages, much appreciated. Paracetamol + tea and toast = much better.x

Mystery had engulfed why the mother-of-two had disappeared mid-broadcast.

Sally Nugent stepped in to present the last half of the show with Dan Walker, after Louise, 48, went off-air.

Worried viewers have raised their concerns and praised the BBC news show for its 'quick-thinking'.

Ruth Martin tweeted: "Hope you're OK.

"Sally's doing a great job, relax and get better soon."

Another well-wisher, Philip Jacobs, said: "Louise are you ok?

"I was watching Breakfast and one minute you were there, then I had to leave room and when I came back it was a different presenter."

Jimmy Lines added: "Hope it's nothing serious."

BBC Breakfast's Twitter account revealed Louise wasn't feeling well, but didn't go into detail about what went wrong.

Instead, they praised 'super-sub' Sally, who usually presents the sports news, for stepping in.

Sports presenter Sally Nugent stepped in

A BBC spokesperson told our sister paper Mirror Online : "Louise had to come off air this morning because she wasn't feeling well. Sally - who was on sport duty - stepped in for the rest of the programme."

Over on ITV, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid staged a walk-out after two of their Good Morning Britain guests got caught up in their own debate.

Iain Duncan Smith was arguing with Labour MP Peter Kyle, and the two were so ensconced in their conversation that Piers couldn't get a word in edgewise.

He then decided he'd had enough, telling the camera, "Do you know what? We're just gonna…" as he and Susanna got up from their seats and pretended to leave.

 

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