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Louise Minchin shares rare snap with stunning daughter after cycling from London to Paris

LOUISE Minchin beamed in delight as she posed with her dad and daughter after her "crazy" cycle to Paris.

The former BBC Breakfast anchor, 53, pedalled to the picturesque location from the UK capital London, and became emotional as she spotted her family at the finish line on the Eiffel Tower.

Louise, who is a keen fitness fan and triathlete, uploaded a duo of snaps to her Instagram page and gushed: "I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do crazy things like cycle London to Paris on my bike.

"I couldn’t do it without the support of my family who are right at the heart of it.

"It brought tears to my eyes to catch sight of my Dad and my daughter under the Eiffel Tower.

"I will never forget that moment ❤️❤️🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♀️."


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Louise captured eldest daughter Mia and her father standing proudly beside her and her bike after her feat.

Another image showed them fooling around, flashing big grins and kisses to the camera.

Fans were quick to celebrate with the ex I'm A Celeb star, with one writing: "Congratulations look like your dad! Xx"

Another posted: "Ah this is lovely Louise xx" as a third then put: "Impressive Louise well done 👏👏"

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In September 2018, Louise cycled 198 miles along the coast of Australia for Cancer Research UK.

Louise has written one book so far called Dare to Tri: My Journey From The BBC Breakfast Sofa To GB Team.

Yet she exclusively told The Sun how her "biggest regret" was giving up swimming at a young age.

“I was a good swimmer,” she explained. “I loved it, and I went every single day. 

“Then one day I looked in the mirror and I thought, ‘Oh gosh, I've got really muscly shoulders. I don’t like them and I know it’s swimming,' so I gave it up.

“I find that absolutely devastating to this day.” 

Louise, who now competes in marathons and triathlons, told the audience of 100 teenagers from the Girls Network and Greig City Academy that she would tell her younger self to stick to sport. 

“Over 30 years later, I took up sports again and now I take part in sport pretty much every single day,” she said.

“I go all over the world competing in triathlons, and my message to all of you, if you do a sport you love, stick to it. 

“It’s an immense physical and mental help to me, it helps me get through really tough times at work and at home, so carry that on if you can. Don’t give up for 30 years.”

She married her husband David Minchin in 1998 after admitting they were childhood sweethearts.

The couple have two daughters: Mia and Scarlett.

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On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Louise announced she would be leaving BBC Breakfast.

She told viewers: “I have decided it is time I stopped setting my alarm for 0340 in the morning."

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