Louise Minchin: BBC Breakfast host reveals family upset behind scenes ‘She’s hurt her leg’

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BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin had to make a trip to the vets yesterday with her pet pooch Ruby. The 51-year-old presenter, who also has another dog called Waffle, told fans her beloved dog had hurt her leg and shared a picture of Ruby with a bandage on.

In the social media snap, which Louise shared with her 62,100 followers, the black labrador could be seen with a cone around her neck after the trip to the vets.

One foot was wrapped in a bandage to support the healing process.

The presenter captioned the picture: “Poor Ruby.”

Going into a bit more detail, she added: “She’s hurt her leg. Hopefully better soon.”

Louise then went on to thank all veterinarians for their continued hard work during the coronavirus pandemic.

The BBC star wrote: “Thank you to all the vets looking after our pets.”

The dog owner previously spoke about the impact the coronavirus lockdown has had on some pets on her show and on Instagram.

Alongside a photograph of Ruby nuzzling her face, Louise wrote on the picture-sharing site at the time: “Good morning, we are talking about the impact of lock-down on our pets.

“Ruby has loved having us all at home and regularly helps me check my emails which is not always helpful. #lockdown #lockdownpets #bbcbreakfast.”

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Just yesterday, Louise posted a picture of herself with her other dog Waffle online.

The popular television personality told fans that the image captured her experience of lockdown, marking the 100th day of social distancing restrictions.

She captioned the photo: “#100days of lockdown and what image captures your experience?

“For me this is what has helped, running, sunshine, and my local training partner Waffle. #BBCBreakfast.”

Back in March, Louise said she felt so “lucky” to be able to go out and walk her pets in the sunshine and no longer took it for granted.

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