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Louise Minchin: ‘Finally here’ BBC Breakfast star speaks out on new move after big change

BBC Breakfast star Louise Minchin, 51, took to Instagram and shared a snap of herself sporting leggings and T-shirt as she beamed at the camera. It comes as the broadcaster takes on a new challenge for Sport Relief alongside fellow celebrities Karim Zeroual, Frankie Bridge, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Rob Rinder, Nick Grimshaw and Samantha Womack.

The group will now be taking on a 100-mile desert expedition over the course of four days, where the celebrities will have to walk, cycle and ski to reach a shipwreck on Africa’s Skeleton Coast.

It comes after the BBC had to change their Sport Relief location away from Mongolia over Coronavirus fears.

In view of her 43,000 Instagram followers, Louise captioned the post: “We’re finally here! I am incredibly excited/nervous for the upcoming days. It will definitely be a huge challenge but one I am so willing to take on #theheatison #sportrelief.”

Celebrity pals and fans alike inundated the BBC Breakfast host with messages of support, as many echoed a similar sentiment.

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The challenge has been switched up due to the Coronavirus outbreak originating in China.

Elsewhere, her colleague Dan Walker took to the picture-sharing site and reminisced about the moment he took on Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief last year.

Taking to his Instagram stories, he shared a series of pictures from his time taking on the challenge alongside Little Mix Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Ann Pinnock, Loose Women’s Saira Khan, Strictly Come Dancing’s Shirley Ballas, Pointless host Alexander Armstrong and retired politician Ed Balls.

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It wasn’t an easy task for the TV anchor, as he suffered altitude sickness during their ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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