BBC Breakfast viewers will have even more of the morning news show to look forward to, thanks to a’major’ revamp.
The weekday show, which has been on the channel since 2000 and is still the most-watched block of its kind in the UK, has been expanded by 15 minutes.
That means the show will start at 6 a.m. and conclude at 9.30 a.m., rather than the previous 9.15 a.m., according to Jon Kay, who hosts the show with Sally Nugent from Monday to Wednesday.
‘It’s a huge week for the #BBCBreakfast crew,’ wrote the 54-year-old. The programming will now be 15 minutes longer from Monday to Friday. Then our friends and neighbours arrived at 0930.
‘@BBCMorningLive take over – and their show has been extended, too! The UK’s two biggest morning shows just got BIGGER!’
It’s a big week for the #BBCBreakfast team. From now on, the programme will be 15 minutes longer Mon-Fri. Then at 0930 our friends and neighbours @BBCMorningLive take over – and their show has been extended, too! The UK’s two biggest morning shows just got BIGGER! ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ pic.twitter.com/ACv82jsTwt
— Jon Kay ☕️ (@jonkay01) January 1, 2024
In addition to Sally and Jon, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt present BBC Breakfast on Thursdays and Fridays, and they are responsible for several great on-screen moments.
Naga was seen giving Charlie a slight shove as he read the day’s newspaper when a barrister was being interviewed about aid for families with impaired children in one funny blunder.
However, the journalist has also avoided gaffes such as rushing in and shutting off a part from Download Festival after a reveller made an unacceptable remark regarding drugs.
Naga, on the other hand, isn’t immune to the chuckles, having failed to keep a straight face last year when a baby kept farting during a heartbreaking cancer narrative.
Meanwhile, Jon and Sally have had their own disasters, including scary happenings in the run-up to Halloween before interviewing paranormal investigator Danny Robins.
Jon said at the time: ‘Danny joins us now on the sofa, and weird things have started happening in the last couple of minutes! Our autocue went down as we said your name…’
Sally pointed out that the ‘cameras failed’ too, and Jon added: ‘You just told us something weird happened out there?’
‘The fridge exploded! As I walked past, the contents of the fridge disgorged! Milk went everywhere,’ Danny said, while Sally wondered: ‘Danny, is this you?! What’s going on?!’
BBC Breakfast airs on BBC One from 6am weekdays.