BBC cancel Louise Minchin's pass so she can't get into building on last day presenting Breakfast

By Megan Nisbet

BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin is today hosting the show for the last time, but things haven't gone so smoothly.

The 53-year-old has been on the sofa for last 20 years having joined the broadcaster's flagship morning show in 2001.

Louise announced she was leaving BBC Breakfast earlier this year and recently confirmed Wednesday, September 15 would be her last day.

Read more: BBC Breakfast's Louise Minchin's last day means she can now do the school run

But despite getting a warm welcome from her applauding colleagues as she entered the studio, Louise's co-host Dan Walker revealed the presenter actually struggled to get into the building.

Dan, who has been documenting his co-anchor's last day on social media, revealed the BBC had cancelled Louise's pass and technical issues meant she couldn't log in to her computer either, making for a chaotic final show.

He wrote on Twitter; "Classic BBC magic this morning… Louise's pass has already been cancelled so she couldn’t get in the building! When she eventually got in… her computer login had expired #BBCBreakfast."

Louise Minchin’s pass and login cancelled by BBC so she can't get into building (BBC)

The pair also spoke about the drama on the show.

“Well, it's going really well so far," Louise explained. "I walked into the building and guess what? My pass doesn't work already!"

Dan then joked: "You know what the BBC’s like, Louise.”

"You'd think I’d have my pass until 9:15, wouldn't you?" Louise added.

Earlier this morning Louise revealed her alarm had woken her at 3.40am for the last time.

"Goodness knows when I will set my alarm for this time again …" she told her social media followers.

Louise explained she's looking forward to doing the school run and enjoying Sunday night dramas. You can read more about her reasons for leaving here.

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