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Goodbye Moira
Moira Stuart
Help us celebrate Moira's last day
After six years as our completely unflappable newsreader, today was Moira Stuart's last day with Breakfast.

One of the best known faces - and voices - of BBC News, Moira has been our main news presenter since the programme re-launched as Breakfast in 2000.

She's won a clutch of awards during her 26 years as a newsreader, and she's presented almost every bulletin devised by the BBC.

She was made an OBE in 2001.

Today on Breakfast:

  • We said goodbye to Moira in style, with a special look back at her time with the BBC - from rookie newsreader to something of a national institution.

    Moira in the Breakfast studio in 2000
    Moira joined Breakfast in 2000

    From next Tuesday morning, Breakfast will have a new look and a new studio. We'll be telling you more about that on Friday morning's programme.

    And, if you're a fan of Moira's, don't despair. You'll still be able to catch her as a regular presenter on Sunday AM with Andrew Marr - and she'll also be presenting the BBC's network news bulletins on Saturdays.

    What you told Breakfast
    However bleak the Breakfast News
    The gal who saw us through it
    With grace and charm and dignity
    Our much loved Moira Stuart
    Very best wishes for the future

    Geoff Thompson

    In addition, she's working on a documentary for BBC Four about the anti-slave trade campaigner William Wilberforce.

    Breakfast's editor David Kermode said:

    "We're all really going to miss Moira. She's one of the most trusted faces on British television.

    "However, it's an exciting time for Breakfast, with its new look next week and an exciting time for Moira too, with the various projects she's taking on as part of her new wider role"

  • Don't miss our new-look programme, which begins next Tuesday at 6am

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