Louise Minchin is loving her Monday without a 3am alarm after leaving BBC Breakfast

Louise is already making use of her Monday mornings (Picture: BBC)

Louise Minchin has been busy enjoying her first Monday without having to set an incredibly early alarm after leaving BBC Breakfast.

The newsreader fronted her final show alongside Dan Walker last week and she’s already been making full use of her more relaxed mornings.

It comes after she allowed herself to stay up much later than usual on Sunday, posting a picture of a clock showing 11.12pm. 

She added the caption: ‘Still awake. What a rebel!’

Louise then posted on her Instagram stories earlier today – and she couldn’t quite believe she had time to herself after usually setting an alarm at 3.45am. 

However, she certainly didn’t waste her free time, stepping out for a morning run.

Louise enjoyed her Sunday night staying up late (Picture: Instagram/Louiseminchin)

Louise didn’t waste any time on her first Monday morning away from the programme (Picture: Instagram/Louiseminchin)

‘Early run, with morning sunshine. What a treat,’ she added, posting a selfie of herself out exercising. 

The 53-year-old will have plenty more opportunities to enjoy her mornings after leaving the show following 20 years on our screens.

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She enjoyed a great send off on Wednesday, where she was presented with a cake while co-star Dan and other familiar faces sent messages of support in a tribute video.

Her husband Dave also joined the programme where she was presented with flowers and a stunning cake with a miniature Louise sat on top.

On Louise’s final show she also revealed that her next work project will be a documentary about menopause, due to come out on World Menopause Day on October 18.

Louise has hosted BBC Breakfast for 20 years (Picture: BBC)

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‘One of the things I can tell you that I’m doing after I leave, is I’m doing a programme about menopause for World Menopause Day,’ she said.

Louise first started noticing symptoms in her late 40s including night sweats, tiredness and hot flushes, and the new film will see her discuss her experiences.

Breakfast airs weekdays from 6am on BBC One.

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