CHESTER'S Louise Minchin has confirmed that her final day on the BBC Breakfast sofa will September 15.

The presenter announced back in June that she was stepping down from the role after 20 years.

Speaking during today's show, the mum-of-two told co-presenter Dan Walker that she is having "the most extraordinarily vivid anxiety dreams" ahead of her departure.

But Louise said she does not regret her "huge decision" and admits to looking forward to no longer being awoken by her early morning alarm as well as enjoying "long swims" and getting back into running.

She said: "I am going to be leaving this programme on the 15th of September. (It's) 20 years since I very first started Breakfast so it's a big change."

Asked if she had made the right decision, Louise said: "I'm absolutely 100%, I know it's the right thing for me to do. Of course there are a huge amount of nerves. I'm having the most extraordinarily vivid anxiety dreams which are keeping me awake."

The 52-year-old first appeared on the broadcaster’s flagship morning show in 2001 and moved with its red sofa to Media City in Salford as a lead presenter in 2012.