Bill Turnbull Reveals The Real Reason He Quit 'BBC Breakfast'

'It was like riding a stage coach and you get to the end and you are grateful to be alive.'

Bill Turnbull has opened up about his decision to leave ‘BBC Breakfast’, revealing he quit as he did not want to become “stale”.

The presenter left the programme earlier this year, after over 15 years on the sofa, and has now admitted he often struggled with the pressures of hosting a daily three-hour live broadcast in the modern era.

<strong>Bill Turnbull left 'BBC Breakfast' earlier this year</strong>
Bill Turnbull left 'BBC Breakfast' earlier this year

Fans of ‘BBC Breakfast’ will remember Bill’s biggest clanger came when he accidently dropped the C-bomb while live on air in 2015.

<strong>Bill presented 'BBC Breakfast' for 15 years</strong>
Bill presented 'BBC Breakfast' for 15 years
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When he announced he was stepping down from the show last September, Bill claimed he was quitting to spend more time with his “neglected bees”.

Since leaving the show, Bill has joined Classic FM, and continues to host ‘Songs Of Praise’ and ‘Think Tank’ on the BBC, as well as stepping in for Matt Baker on ‘The One Show’.

‘BBC Breakfast’ airs daily from 6am on BBC One and BBC News.

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