Look North weather presenter Abbie Dewhurst’s ‘emotional’ decision to leave role

Abbie Dewhurst is to leave her weather-presenting role on BBC Look North
-Credit: (Image: abbiedewhurst1/instagram)


Look North weather presenter Abbie Dewhurst has announced her departure from her role.

A regular presenter of the BBC news show's weather bulletins, Abbie chose her “eight-year weather anniversary” to announce her departure. In a post on her Instagram page, Abbie said: “The only thing crazier than landing your dream job is handing your notice in for it... A long, emotional caption so buckle up.

“Eight years ago today I walked into BBC Yorkshire as a staff weather presenter for the first time and, in spite of the initial 2.30am alarms, have been living my actual dream in this amazing corporation ever since. But as they say, all good things must come to an end and the end is in sight (still a couple of weeks off so plenty more reminiscent spam to come).

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“There aren't enough thank yous in the world to everyone who has made this journey so marvellous and it really has been a journey. I walked into that first day as an excited 22 year old (what a baby I was) and have spent eight glorious years waking up before the sun, keeping you company on your morning routines, helping you prep for the day, hopefully providing a touch of entertainment but most importantly becoming someone you trust and can rely on (even if the weather isn't an exact science!).

“I have met some wonderful people, a handful of which will become lifelong friends. Thank you for your patience in the early days, your company at hours most people only see when catching a flight and your constant encouragement and unwavering belief in my somewhat unhinged ideas and dreams.

“We've been through a global pandemic, royal events both good and bad, extreme heat, devastating floods, General Elections, I've been thrown down a hill in a soap box in Bradford, hosted a show on national radio, reported from Wimbledon, covered stories about pigs and viral social media videos and most memorably, took part in a Children in Need tandem bike ride with Peter Levy.”

Abbie’s post continued: “I'll share more in the next few weeks around the future but felt it apt on my eight-year weather anniversary to take a look back and reminisce on what really has been a dream come true. Thank you for welcoming me onto your screens, into your radios and onto your phones. It's been a privilege that's not lost on me. The future is looking bright.”

Grimsby-born weather presenter Abbie Dewhurst
Grimsby-born weather presenter Abbie Dewhurst -Credit:abbiedewhurst1/instagram

Followers were quick to respond, with one saying: “You’ll be really missed. Thank you for brightening up our evenings, even when the weather was lousy. We’ll miss your lovely smile.”

One person replied: “You will be missed Abbie, you're the only one I trust to get the forecast right.”

A comment on the post read: “Really enjoyed your digital content which ranged from informative to funny and wishing you the best with whatever you're doing next, weather related or not.” Another follower said: “Sorry to see you go. I've watched you for many years and you will be sorely missed. Good luck in whatever you do next.”