BBC Breakfast viewers compare Louise Minchin with Austin Powers while she organizes the show in retro-shirt
She is known for leading the show in typically modest ensembles alongside her co-host Dan Walker.
But Louise Minchin seemed to take a style risk because she was compared by viewers to Austin Powers during the Tuesday edition of BBC Breakfast.
With Dan, 42, who takes pleasure in her ‘barrister’-inspired look, the TV presenter, 51, opted for retro chic while wearing a ruffled blouse with a sharp green blazer – showing a striking resemblance to the famous espionage character from the Swinging The sixties.
Hip baby! Louise Minchin was compared to Austin Powers (Mike Myers depicted in The Spy Who Shagged Me in 1999) by viewers during the Tuesday edition of BBC Breakfast
During the day, Louise and Dan storm anchor Ciara, who has blown 110 mph of wind throughout Europe, leaving at least one person dead and causing torrential rains, torrential floods and widespread damage to the continent.
Regarding windy conditions, Match of the Day star Dan said: “Around 3,000 homes are still without power, all because of Storm Ciara that has hit the UK.
“The bridge between Edinburgh and Fife is closed until tomorrow because of some of these circumstances.”
Despite emphasizing the severity of the weather, viewers were instead attracted to Louise’s outfit, with many insisting that she was inspired by movie star Austin, played by comedian Mike Myers.
Light-hearted pleasure: the TV presenter, 51, was also ridiculed by her co-host Dan Walker, who put pleasure in her ‘barrister’ inspired look
Kooky: The host chose retro-chic because she wore a ruffled blouse with a sharp green blazer – which was strikingly similar to the famous spy character from the Swinging Sixties
Fans tweet: “Is Louise auditioning for a role in Austin Powers?
‘Is Louise Minchin dressed as Austin Powers on @BBCBreakfast this morning? #yeahbaby
“I thought Louise turned the Austin Powers look upside down. Yes honey, yes! ☺️
“Channel her inner Austin Powers this morning”: viewers were instead drawn to Louise’s outfit, with many insisting that she was inspired by film star Austin
“Louise has an Austin power case today!? Lovely …. Louise, who is channeling her inner Austin Powers this morning. #BBCBreakfast. ‘ [sic]
Then he also joked about his colleague’s eccentric ensemble, sharing a photo of the couple after their TV performance with the caption: “Enjoy working with my lawyer this morning on #BBCO breakfast #JudgeJudy.”
Louise took the comparison with the chin and wrote on Instagram: ‘Good morning, I seem to have drawn the lawyer look this morning. Even @mrdanwalker is a bit scared. #BBCBreakfast. ‘
Playful: Louise took the comparisons on the chin and said: ‘Good morning, I seem to have deducted the lawyer look this morning. Even @mrdanwalker is a bit scared ‘
BBC Breakfast interview by Louis Tomlinson
Louise Minchin: ‘What was it like being in the middle? [of One Direction]? “
Louis Tomlinson: “It was incredible. It was such a profound change in life for all of us … it’s interesting, and what was great about us was that we had each other. I have often looked at other solo artists and thought how hard it must be to be famous on your own, while we always had each other, so we could really enjoy the whole ride. “
Dan Walker: “Do you feel at some point that” oh, I put too much of yourself in it “, or is that part of helping you to write that way about the loss of your mother and sister and other things?’
Louis: ‘I think that because of where I started my career at the X-factor and you know, there has always been a camera with me and I have always given a lot of myself, it is actually everything I have known in my career really. I almost use it to my advantage and I am brave enough to talk about these things. The [One Direction] guys sent me a text with the words “well done” and that is nice. “
Louise: “Many of them are on their second albums, right?”
Louis: “Yes, yes … What do you say, I have something to catch up with?”
Louise: “You spit a bit with Zayn, haven’t you? How does that work?’
Louis: “God, you’re really going in here today.”
Then: “The fans want to know.”
Louis: “Yes, they will, but people pick up on everything I say … I’m just not ready to have that conversation, that’s fair enough.”
Dan: “Is there a possibility that One Direction can come together again?”
Louise: “Come on!”
Louis: ‘You ticked them all off – trauma, Zayn and we are finally there! I give you the answer that I give everyone. It is inevitable. I do not know when. We would be stupid not to do that. ”
Earlier this month, the presenting duo made headlines when Louis Tomlinson promised that he would never appear in their show again after they had pressured him to discuss his grief after the death of his mother Johannah Deakin and sister Félicité.
The former One Direction star, 28, is currently promoting his new album Walls, but the pair hit the tragic loss of his mother, who died two years ago, his sister, who died last year, and his boy band – including reported tensions between him and former bandmate Zayn Malik.
Despite the good start of the interview, Louis became noticeably uncomfortable when Dan asked how he approaches songwriting with regard to “the loss of your mother and sister and other things?”
Louis’ mother Johannah died of leukemia in December 2016. His sister Félicité, 18, died last March after an accidental overdose.
After the apparition, Louis went to Twitter to tweet to his 33.5 million followers: “Defo won’t happen again Haha! I love all my fans because I always have my back. “
Then he replied to his post on the social media: “Sorry you feel that way. It was nice to talk to you on #BBCBeakfast this morning. May I ask what you are upset about? ”
The musician replied: “I was upset that you kept asking me about my grief. It goes without saying how hard it is to lose both people so close to me. The least I ask is that you respect my decision not to be asked in interviews about something so painful.
“I’m lucky to have a creative outlet to talk about sadness, but this doesn’t give you the right to talk about it for gossip purposes.”
He then tweeted: “Anyway, now the negativity. It has been a short week. “
Then the issue continued to discuss on the micro blogging site, but posted: “Hello Louis. We asked you about the song on your new album about your mother. We know that it is painful and that is why we have not thought about it. No intention whatsoever to upset you or to have ‘gossip’ about it. That is not our style on #BBCBreakfast ‘
A BBC spokesperson defended the interview and said to MailOnline on Monday afternoon: “We wanted to discuss all aspects of Louis’s life that influenced his new album and believe the questions were fair.”
Drama: Earlier this month, the presenting duo made headlines when Louis Tomlinson promised he would never appear in their show again after they had pressured him to discuss his grief
LOUIS ‘AGONY: STAR SOURCE THE LOSS OF MOTHER AND SISTER IN THE SPACE OF TWO YEARS
The tragic death of Louis Tomlinson’s 18-year-old Felicite sister was the second devastating blow to the family in just over two years, after his mother died of leukemia in December 2016.
Midwife Johannah Deakin lost her battle with cancer in just 43 years and left behind Louis, Felicite and their five brothers and sisters.
Louis’s mother, born on March 25, 1973 as Johannah Poulston, grew up in Doncaster in South Yorkshire and worked as a midwife and TV assistant.
Tragic loss: Louis’s mother, midwife Johannah Deakin lost her battle with cancer at just 43 in December 2016, leaving Louis, Felicite and their five siblings behind
Johannah bore Louis when she was 18, but divorced his biological father, Troy Austin, in 1997 when Louis was five.
She and Mark Tomlinson, of whom Louis said he considers his real father, then had four children: Charlotte, now 20, Felicitie, 18 and twin Phoebe and Daisy, both 14.
In 2013, Johannah announced her engagement to doctor Dan Deakin and that the couple were expecting twins.
Her son saw their marriage in July 2014 as a witness, while the bandmates of Louis, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan were all present.
Twins Ernest and Doris, both now five, arrived early in February 2014.
Tragic: another tragedy was struck in March 2019 when Felicite died of an overdose at the age of 18
Another tragedy was struck in March 2019 when Felicite died of an overdose at the age of 18
An investigation heard aspiring fashion designer Felicite, originally from Doncaster, got into depression and started abusing drugs after her mother’s death.
She was found collapsed in her bed by her school friend Zainab Mohammed after they had bought and taken cocaine the night before.
Siblings: Louis depicted with (L-R) sisters Felicite, Lottie, Daisy and Phoebe