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BBC news reporter Mike Liggins to leave the Look East after 35 years

Look East news favourite Mike Liggins is to leave the programme after 35 years.

Mr Liggins, known as Liggo, announced his departure on social media platform X earlier this week

It led to a raft of tributes from viewers across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge and Essex, as well as from former colleagues.

Mike Liggins is to leave the BBC. Picture: Mike Liggins/BBC/X
Mike Liggins is to leave the BBC. Picture: Mike Liggins/BBC/X

The popular new reporter said: “After 35 years, I've decided to leave the BBC.

“Time for a change. But what an adventure! I feel very lucky.

“I'll be on Look East till Oct 6th ..and after that I haven't got a clue!

“For now, I just want to say thanks to all my colleagues and to you the viewer/follower. Mike x

The popular began his career as a sports reporter on Mercia Sound in Coventry in 1984.

He then moved to ITV London Tonight as a news reporter.

He joined the BBC in 1987 and presented the Sunday morning breakfast programme on BBC Radio Norfolk.

Colleague David Whitely posted on X: “One of the greatest broadcasters and reporters to ever grace our screens.

“Mike you are a legend and I look forward to seeing you on our excursions round the villages. Me and

@ameliareynolds0 will raise a glass to you tonight! She, as well as the viewers, will miss you!”

Mr Liggins later replied: “Blimey. Thanks for all your likes and lovely messages.

“Don't think I can reply to all of them, but I've read them all and it really is very kind of you.

“Thank you so much.”