There wasn't a dry eye in the studio as Paul Henry signed off from his show for the last time.
He paid special tribute to his mum Olive, who passed away on Monday - saying now that his biggest fan had gone, it felt like a fitting time to leave.
"This week I lost my most important audience member, which has probably confirmed to me that this is the perfect time to end my career, I thank you very much for being part of it.
Henry dedicated his final show to his viewers.
"I'd like to dedicate this final programme to you - the most important component in all of this nonsense. Thanks for listening, watching and taking part."
He signed off with a twist on his signature advice: "Make every day a brilliant day in paradise."