Louise Minchin: BBC host on husband’s warning over injury ‘Couldn’t admit how bad it was'

BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin, 52, has spoken out on how her husband David Minchin had warned her against trekking up Snowdon before she tripped over a curb and twisted her ankle. The presenter admitted her husband predicted she would injure herself if she ventured up the mountain in Wales that day to train for the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, which she challenged herself to complete in 2019.

Speaking to Olympian Geraint Thomas on his Cycling Club podcast, Louise explained: “I’ve had an injury, so before I did Norseman, which is a very long time ago now, I was training.

“I ran up and down Snowdon, well slowly, just bear in mind I do everything slowly, and then I finished.

“And you know what it’s like when you’re on your bike ride, or your run, or whatever, I finished, turned off my Garmin, you know literally run over, brilliant, tripped over the curb and twisted my ankle. 

“And I knew when I did it, my husband had said to me, ‘Don’t go up Snowdon today, you’re just going to injure yourself’. 

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Louise Minchin: BBC host on husband’s warning over injury ‘Couldn’t admit how bad it was'

Louise Minchin on husband’s warning over injury (Image: BBC•GETTY)

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Louise Minchin pictured with husband David (Image: GETTY)

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“So I went over and I was like, ‘[gasp] that’s really bad’.”

The BBC star added: “I obviously couldn’t admit how bad it was and I couldn’t walk.

“It was hugely swollen, I think it was about a month before Norseman, basically just sort of pretended it wasn’t nearly as bad as it was.”

Louise then discovered that she had badly injured herself after finally going to the doctor a year and a half following her fall.

 

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Louise Minchin sustained a painful injury and had to have an operation (Image: BBC)

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Louise Minchin said her husband had warned her against trekking up Snowdon (Image: INSTAGRAM•LOUISEMINCHIN)

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She added: “I stopped running, did Norseman, did various other ridiculous things, and then eventually went to the doctor a year and a half later to find out that I’d snapped a ligament and broken my foot.”

“I think I’ve done four marathons with it,” the journalist admitted.

Louise recently celebrated a key moment in her recovery, telling fans that she had successfully ran for a third time in a week.

She wrote in view of her 206,000 Twitter followers over the weekend: “Hooray done it! @Couchto5K thanks @jowhiley,” along with two thumbs up emojis.

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“I am back on the trails running again,” she confirmed to fans.

Underneath, Louise included a screenshot from the Couch to 5K app which revealed that she had completed the third run on the ninth week of the NHS programme.

Friend and DJ Jo Whiley wrote in response to the star’s news: “HUZZAH!!!!” (sic), complete with celebratory emojis.

Louise was forced to take a break from BBC Breakfast towards the end of last year to have an operation on her injured foot.

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She wrote to her fans to explain her absence from the red sofa at the time: “Hiya, if you’ve been wondering what I am up to, I am having a break, to get my foot fixed.

“When I am a bit more mobile, as Arnie says, I will be back!! @BBCBreakfast.”

Louise accompanied the post with a picture of her bandaged foot propped up at home.

The star made a comeback to her job in December sporting a walking boot, which protects fractures, and crutches.

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