Martin Lewis announces career break to focus on family as he tells fans ‘ta-ta for now’

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Martin Lewis, 49, was inundated with comments from his fans after he announced his “sabbatical”on Twitter today. The finance expert has had a hectic schedule in recent weeks with his own show and appearances on This Morning and Good Morning Britain.

The presenter told fans it was now time to take a step back for the summer.

In view of his 1.1 million followers, he wrote: “Ta-ta for now. I’m about to start a Summer Social Sabbatical.

“I’ll be offline for a few weeks, instead focusing on family, relaxing, exercise, golf, time to think & watching the athletics.

“Any issues, the team @MoneySavingExp are still around. I wish you all a great summer.”

Many of his fans flocked to his post to comment.

One user wrote: “Enjoy your well deserved break Martin.”

A second commented: “Have a great summer, and thank you for all that you do. A truly well earned break.”

A third added: “Have a great holiday Martin you’ve definitely earned a good rest.”

Following the success of his financial career, the father-of-one secured a slot as a guest host on Good Morning Britain last month.

Martin fronted the show alongside Susanna Reid, following Piers Morgan’s departure in March.

On his stint, he said: “It has been a wonderful, refreshing change to be outside my normal subject, which I love and I will be going back to.

“I think I have a mission in life and that’s about saving people money and fighting for financial justice.”

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He added he wouldn’t mind coming back to the show for a couple of days in the future.

In his personal life, the MoneySavingExpert.com founder is married to Lara Lewington.

The couple wed in 2009 and welcomed their daughter Sapphire into the world three years later.

His wife is a television presenter, journalist and a guest producer on Martin’s show.

In a rare interview last year, he opened up about his family life.

He told The Times: “When my daughter was born, I remember saying, ‘I’ll buy her everything she needs, but not everything she wants’.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t factor in her special power – those eyes.

“I’m helpless and usually resort to saying, ‘Ask mummy’ because mummy is stronger than me.

“We don’t splurge on her, but one of my greatest joys is making her happy.”

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