I'm A Celeb's Louise Minchin 'not sure' she should've quit BBC Breakfast

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Photo credit: Steve Schofield - BBC
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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! star Louise Minchin says she's "not sure" she made the right choice in quitting BBC Breakfast earlier this year.

The television host, who has been a part of the morning news show since 2001, recorded her last episode on September 15, before heading out to Wales a couple of months later to take part in the aforementioned reality series.

While appearing as a guest on the Her Spirit podcast, Minchin admitted that it took her "more than months" to decide to move on and that she's still uncertain about the choice now, despite having already pulled the plug.

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Photo credit: ITV

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"In life, I've tried to be brave. I don't even know if it was the right decision – I think it was but sometimes you have to jump off the ferry and that was the time," she said.

"On the day I left I'm A Celeb, [BBC Breakfast] asked me back on the show. It was lovely because of course I really do miss my colleagues and I do miss my job. It was actually lovely to go back and be a guest. It was great to be able to say 'hello' to my friends.

"Hopefully, I can go back again but I don't have that job. But to occasionally pop in – it was really special to do that."

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Photo credit: BBC

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When she confirmed the date she was leaving on-air back in early September, Minchin told co-host Dan Walker: "It would have been 20 years in December this year, so it's a big change and honestly, still, when that alarm goes off every morning, I'm like, 'Ugh' – that's the thing I'm most looking forward to.

"Honestly, I know 100% that it's the right thing for me to do," she explained. "Of course, there's a huge amount of nerves and I'm having the most extreme, extraordinarily vivid anxiety dreams that are keeping me awake, but you've got lots of things to look forward to."

"I'm planning some really long swims, and getting back into running."

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