Louise Minchin, 51, has spoken candidly about the daily criticism she receives online and admitted she needs to “step back” from social media. The BBC Breakfast host chatted with co-star Dan Walker, 42, about the “difficult” decision.
In view of his 610,000 Twitter followers, Dan retweeted a clip from the official BBC Breakfast account where the presenting duo opened up about the impact of social media.
Speaking on the programme, Louise mused: “You know I’ve been off Twitter for a while.”
Dan quizzed: “You came off Twitter and Facebook. Are you still on Instagram?”
The small-screen star admitted she was still on the picture-sharing site but has been using the platform a lot less.
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The TV anchor’s comments come after she recently opened up about quitting social media to Cheshire Life magazine and added it was a “long time coming”.
She wrote: “I am not alone, there are plenty of others. You might think I am oversensitive (I probably am), and need to grow a thicker skin (I probably do), but the truth is I can read a hundred nice comments about me but it will be the nasty one I will remember, try as I might to shrug it off.
“Recently the level of acrimony on social media reached unnerving levels, with people constantly shouting at each other, whipping up outrage and throwing around wild assumptions.”