The broadcaster stated it felt like a “breakup” as she signed off from her eponymous programme and thanked her loyal viewers.
“It’s been nail-biting, emotional, actual, and actually magical,” Barnett stated on Thursday, as she paid tribute to the “individuals radio is all about” – the listeners.
The 35-year-old has been broadly praised for braveness in discussing deeply private points, together with her struggles with the situation endometriosis.
“I’ve acquired to thanks for being there for me, for all of us, day in and time out,” she informed her Radio 5 listeners, who she described as “mates”.
“We’ve shared this microphone and lived our lives alongside each other.”
The broadcaster continued: “After I joined 5 Dwell, full time on this programme, I used to be struggling to conceive – one thing very private I felt I might share with you.
“As I ready this morning, for our information assembly, and our little boy was enjoying round my toes as I attempted to learn the newspapers, I couldn’t consider how a lot my life has modified, how a lot I’ve grown with you and the way a lot you’ve taught me.
“That’s as a result of radio is an actual relationship.
“It’s a heartbeat. It’s a every day rhythm. And it’s important to earn the privilege of individuals trusting you to share their tales.”
She name-checked her common callers and the behind-the-scenes workers who work on the “three-hour marathon each single day”.
And she or he admitted: “I’ve acquired to make myself snicker as I’m getting emotional.”
“They’re stinking out the studio proper now!”
She added: “Could I additionally take this chance to want you a really completely happy Hanukkah.
“I’ll consider you this night as I mild my menorah, eat some doughnuts.”
Her voice cracking, she added: “Don’t be a stranger and thanks so very a lot.”
Followers and colleagues paid tribute to the favored host, hailing her means to make listeners each “snicker and cry”.
Fellow 5 Dwell presenter Anna Foster wrote on Twitter: “It’s @Emmabarnett’s final present @bbc5live in the present day and we’re going to overlook her.
“Formidable, fiercely proficient, completely deserving of all her success. And a good friend, large ally and champion of ladies in addition.”
In the meantime, a listener tweeted: “Thanks for protecting me firm Emma while I wash, clear and store. I’ve laughed, cried, stood open mouthed and realized. I hope that is simply au revoir and never goodbye.”
One other commented: “It looks like saying goodbye to a good friend @Emmabarnett although we’ve by no means met. Thanks for all of the occasions your programme has made me snicker and cry and cease in my tracks.
“Good luck for @BBCWomansHour.”
And former MEP, who has beforehand been interviewed by Barnett, wrote: “What a superb option to log out from one of many perfect radio presenters and interviewers of latest years.
“Emma Barnett ’s present on BBC 5 Dwell has been radio at its finest. Good luck for what’s subsequent!”