Sky News viewers in shock as breakfast host suddenly quits after 7 years

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One of the most popular presenters at Sky News, Kimberly Leonard has said goodbye to her colleagues and fans after a memorable 7-year stint.

Sky News, a prominent name in the world of news broadcasting, has long been known for its dedicated and passionate presenters who bring national and local news to audiences across the globe. One such prominent face of the network, Kimberly Leonard, has announced her departure after a seven-year tenure, leaving both her colleagues and viewers with a mix of emotions.

Emotional goodbye after seven years

Last Sunday night, Kimberly Leonard took to her Twitter account to share the news of her impending departure from Sky News, another famous face leaving our screens with three BBC presenters also recently quitting. Her tweet revealed her excitement for a new adventure while also signaling the end of her journey at the broadcaster. She invited her fans to join her for her last shifts on Monday, creating a bittersweet anticipation for the final broadcasts.

In her tweet, Kimberly - who first joined Sky News in 2015, wrote:

'I'm leaving Sky News and heading off on a new adventure. More info on that to come - but please join me for #Breakfast tomorrow and mid-morning on Monday for my last shifts. And please do send pictures of where you're watching from.'

The announcement resonated deeply with Kimberly's followers, friends, and fellow journalists. The responses flooded in, a testament to the impact she has had during her time on air.

@nazaneentv commented: 'Congratulations on your new adventure! You will smash it!'

Dawn Neesom noted: 'Will miss you lovely @KimberleyeLeo always so much fun to work with you. Good luck in your new adventures.'

@inzyrashid added: 'I am going to miss you so so so much!'

@JoyDoreenBiira penned: 'Wishing you the very best on your next one, Kim.'

@rciw gushed: 'Sorry to see you’re leaving @SkyNews Kimberley, wishing you all the very best for your new adventure.'

An unexpected on-air blunder

The farewell comes after Kimberly encountered an uncomfortable mishap during one of her broadcasts when an explicit term was inadvertently displayed on the screen behind her. Her segment centered on the increase of vehicles driving on the wrong side of motorways. However, while interacting with her tablet, which was projected onto the large screen, she accidentally accessed the wrong page.

As she navigated the page, an unexpected advertisement for a comedy production titled 'S**t-Faced Shakespeare' appeared, catching viewers' attention. The inadvertent error occurred just hours before another incident involving sports broadcaster Melissa Reddy, who used strong language during a discussion about Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana's behavior.

During the conversation, Melissa remarked, 'He feels that in Onana, he has signed a big personality. We've already seen glimpses of that. Him b*****king his defenders when they've made a mistake. So he is calm and assured that both players will drive United to the next level.'

Responding to the language used, newsreader Vicky Gomersall swiftly interjected, stating, 'Just going to apologize there for anyone who was offended by the use of your language there, Melissa.'

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