BBC Breakfast viewers and presenters say an emotional goodbye to Bill Turnbull

James Corden, Susanna Reid, David Cameron and those watching at home said thank you and farewell to the veteran newsreader as he presents his final BBC Breakfast show

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Bill Turnbull presented his final BBC Breakfast show this morning, making it to the end without shedding a tear. It was clear he was feeling emotional, though. “Thank you for letting me into your homes in the morning,” he said, his voice breaking just a little, “whether you’ve been with us for the past 15 years or just this morning, I hope you’ve found it worthwhile. It certainly has been for me.”

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His final show was peppered with tributes to the long-running BBC broadcaster. Even David Cameron appeared to wish him well, saying: “For the last 15 years we’ve been used to seeing you present from one iconic location. Now the day has come for you to swap that sofa for a bed and those long awaited lie ins. On behalf of all the people who are used to starting their day with you, thank you.” 

After this video, we’re surprised anyone had dry eyes… 

His colleagues suprised him with a cake, and heartfelt messages of thanks, for his advice, support and friendship. 

Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood even wrote him a sonnet. But they are far from the only ones who will miss Bill.

His former co-host Susanna Reid shared a message on Twitter…

While fellow BBC presenters posted kind words too:

Some people were pleased he was saying goodbye…

But, on social media, BBC Breakfast viewers were anything but:

But perhaps we’ll leave the last word to James Corden…

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“I will miss waking up with you each day but you’re still gonna be there when I fall asleep…”