Georgie Thompson bids farewell to Sky Sports


“I”m a wreck!” Georgie Thompson wears waterproof mascara to avoid tear-stained cheeks as she bids farewell to Sky Sports

Georgie Thompson turned into “a bit of a wreck” filming her final scenes for Sky Sports today.

The presenter is bidding farewell to the channel where she found fame in 2001, to embark on a new role for 2012 hosting Sky”s new Formula 1 coverage.

Thompson looked typically radiant as she perched on the infamous sofa with co-presenter Julian Warren against the backdrop of a Christmas tree – before dabbing her eyes with a tissue.

Emotional: Georgie Thompson was clearly upset as she dabbed her eyes during her final show on Sky Sports News

Emotional: Georgie Thompson was clearly upset as she dabbed eyes during final show on Sky Sports News

Overwhelmed: Georgie was a mixture of smiles and sadness as she presented her final show Overwhelmed: Georgie was a mixture of smiles and sadness as she presented her final show

Overwhelmed: Georgie was a mixture of smiles and sadness as she presented her final show

Wearing a festive metallic gold dress, with her trademark locks cascading over her shoulders, the 34-year-old put on a brave face as she thanked viewers and fans for her time on the show.

Shelater expressed her gratitude online, telling her followers: “Twitter world…thank you for your kind messages and support this afternoon. I am very touched, humbled and a bit of a wreck as a result! X”

Bidding farewell: Georgie Thompson is leaving Sky Sports to join coverage on Sky Formula One team

Bidding farewell: Georgie is leaving Sky Sports to join coverage on the Sky Formula One team

Before today”s afternoon broadcast, Georgie revealed she would be wearing waterproof mascara to avoid any make-up mishaps should she be overwhelmed with leaving.

She wrote: “look, me crying today is a sure thing so stop trying to break me early! See you at 3 #waterproofmascara.”

Famous friends: Georgie gave a Twitter shout-out to Piers Morgan and told fans she was

Famous friends: Georgie gave a Twitter shout-out to Piers Morgan and told fans she was “a bit of a wreck”

Flower girl: Georgie was presented with a bouquet by her team

Flower girl: Georgie was presented with a bouquet by her team

Thompsoncredited her previous co-stars, adding: “@DavidJonesSky @danlobb @simonthomassky @skysports_ed @SkySports_AlexP it”s fair to say I”ve hada few onscreen husbands. Love you all! X”

Theblonde beauty will provide some eye candy next year when she joins forces with new “onscreen husband” and pit lane reporter Ted Kravitz to present the Formula One Magazine Show.

Moving on: Georgie will present a Formula One Magazine Show with pit lane reporter Ted Kravitz

Moving on: Georgie will present a Formula One Magazine Show with pit lane reporter Ted Kravitz

As her career hurtles forward, perhaps Georgie”s love life will take on a new dimension too following her split from boyfriend of two years, Declan Donnelly, in April.

Atthe time she said: “It”s been painful. At the moment, the parting line is that we’re really good friends and really support each other.

“Butit’s been tough, it’s really tough. It’s a really hard thing to live out a painful break-up when you’re in the public eye. It hurts but we have to be grown-up.”

Life in the spotlight: Georgie and Declan Donnelly began dating in 2009 before splitting in April 2011

Life in the spotlight: Georgie and Declan Donnelly began dating in 2009 before splitting in April 2011

Today Georgie received support from Piers Morgan, who tweeted that he was sad to see her leave.

She wrote, “@piersmorgan @SkySportsNews Thank you PM. #overwhelmed,” before cheekily adding: “@piersmorgan of course you could always start watching @SkySportsF1 from March…”

Eye candy: Georgie lights up the AF Foundation Ball in September Eye candy: Georgie lights up the AF Foundation Ball in September and the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party in June

Eye candy: Georgie lights up AF Foundation Ball in September and the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party in June