Sian Williams makes an emotional exit from BBC Breakfast

Long-serving presenter tells audience "I will miss you hugely"

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Sian Williams makes an emotional exit from BBC Breakfast
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Tom Cole

Sian Williams made her last appearance on BBC Breakfast this morning and bade an emotional farewell to the programme.

Despite pledging earlier this week that she wouldn’t cry during her last day on the sofa, Williams couldn’t help welling up as she said her goodbyes to colleagues Bill Turnbull, Chris Hollins and Carol Kirkwood, telling them: "You have been brilliant for 11 years."

She reserved special sentiment for her co-host Turnbull and told him: “"We've been friends for 20 years, and you're still my best friend.”

Finally, she thanked the viewers “for being loyal and passionate and caring about the programme” and said: "You've been such a wonderful audience, thank you. I will miss you hugely."

Williams announced her decision to leave the programme after 11 years' service last year, opting to bow out rather than relocate to Salford when Breakfast moves up north later this year.

She will continue to present news bulletins for BBC1 and has also taken a new presenting job on BBC Radio 4, which will begin in May.

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