Is Laura Trant leaving South Today? What's next for the BBC presenter?

Jane Corscadden November 19, 2020

Is Laura Trant leaving BBC South Today? South Today is the BBC’s regional news programme for the south of England, and Trant has been a presenter there since 2007. However, a recent social media rumour implied she’s set to leave the news programme. Here’s what we know so far.

Is Laura Trant leaving BBC South Today?

Sadly for fans, it seems that Laura Trant is set to leave BBC South Today.

Kerrin Osmond, a dancer based in the south of England who is part of Ginger Jive, posted photos on Facebook yesterday of himself and Trant dancing on BBC South Today.

Thanks for the messages to say you saw Kerrin on BBC South Today this evening. Presenter Laura Trant was leaving and…

Posted by Kerrin Osmond on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The caption read: “Presenter Laura Trant was leaving and there was a montage of all the things she had done & Kerrin danced with her in BBC South Today Does Strictly!”

Trant herself hasn’t addressed her departure yet on social media.

But on yesterday’s news bulletin, presenter Sally Taylor interviewed Laura ahead of her departure from the BBC.

Looking back on her 13 years at BBC South Today, Trant said: “They’ve gone by so fast, and it’s been so fun, I’ve loved it.”


During her time at the BBC, she got the opportunity to drive James Bond’s OO7 Aston Martin DBS, she visited Rwanda to report on life post-genocide, and reported from Grenfell Tower.

When asked what’s next for her, Laura replied: “I’ve got a really boring answer – I don’t know. With the pandemic and everything, I’m just going to have to embrace the next chapter, whatever that holds.”

Fan responses to Laura Trant leaving BBC South Today

As said by Sally Taylor in her BBC South Today interview with Laura, she was always well-loved by the show’s audiences and will be missed.

Here are a selection of responses from Laura’s fans on the news of her departure:

Jane is a freelance journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland specialising in news, culture and politics. She studied Politics at Queen’s University Belfast before completing a Journalism MA at the University of Ulster. Always trawling social media and keeping up to date with the latest trends and crazes, her main interest lies in digital culture and internet trends.