BBC presenter Donna Traynor quits with immediate effect after almost 33 years

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Presenter Donna Traynor has quit BBC Northern Ireland, telling her Twitter followers that she is not able to explain why.

The journalist, 56, said that she was leaving with "immediate effect" after almost 33 years at the BBC.

But she told her fans that she couldn't give any more details for legal reasons.

"It is with deep sadness that, after almost 33 years, I am leaving the job that I love and resigning from BBC Northern Ireland with immediate effect," Donna wrote.

"Because this is the subject of ongoing employment tribunal and other legal proceedings, I am not able to respond to any questions or comments about my reasons for leaving the organisation."

After she announced her exit the presenter was inundated with messages from fans saying they were sorry to see her go.

"Really sorry to read this, Donna," said one. "Mind yourself and hopefully see you back on screen soon."

"So sad – a great loss of a warmly familiar face and voice," said another. "Onwards and upwards, Donna."

Another fan said they would miss the journalist's "professionalism and credibility".

"So sorry to see this Donna," said another person.

"You're an incredible professional and journalist. Best wishes and look forward to seeing your work again soon!"

"What a loss this is to the BBC," another person tweeted.

"Donna has been on our screens from as far back as I can remember. She is a fantastic journalist and an inspiration to many female reporters in a male dominated industry. Sad to see her leaving in these circumstances."

One predicted that the TV star would be "snapped up by another station soon enough".

Donna joined the BBC in 1989 and is best known as the former anchor on BBC Newsline.

A BBC spokesperson told Daily Star: "We do not comment on individual staff matters."

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