Speaking before the start of the series, Minchin said: “I have spent the last 20 years immersed in news every single day. For me to not know what is going on in the news is going to be extraordinary.
“Not having access to the phone and not constantly scrolling, looking at everything is a difficult thing to let go of but I am also actually looking forward to it.”
Aside from hosting BBC Breakfast with Dan Walker, Minchin also co-presented Real Rescues alongside Nick Knowles and Chris Hollins from 2009 to 2012 and she has guest-presentedThe One Show a number of times since 2010.
The presenter has been married to David Minchin since 1998, the couple have two daughters.