The BBC Breakfast panel has a new permanent fixture – newsreader Sally Nugent is joining the team.
She has officially been confirmed as Louise Minchin’s replacement on the morning show, having filled the sofa since Louise left earlier this year.
She joins current presenters Dan Walker, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.
On her appointment, Sally said ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to become the new presenter of BBC Breakfast and bring the nation the latest news, top entertainment guests and stories that matter every week.
‘It’s an honour to take the reins from Louise and be part of the UK’s most-watched breakfast show.’
Here is everything you need to know about the BBC Breakfast’s newest addition…
Who is Sally Nugent?
Sally Nugent, 50, is an English journalist and broadcaster with a degree in Communication Arts and French from the University of Huddersfield.
She started her career at BBC Radio Merseyside, before moving on to present sports news on BBC North West Tonight.
Sally has a long history with BBC Breakfast, first joining the program on a freelance basis back in 2011.
She is also well known for presenting a number of documentaries.
In 2020, she fronted a series of high profile interviews and prime-time BBC documentaries, including one on Marcus Rashford and his quest to end child food poverty.
The acclaimed interview saw her win the Scoop of the Year award at the 2021 Royal Television Society Journalism Awards.
Is Sally Nugent married and is she on Instagram?
Sally Nugent is married and has one child with her husband.
She has always kept details of her personal life very private, having never shared details of her marriage, including the name of her partner and their child.
Despite this level of privacy, you can follow her on Instagram @sallynugenttv.
Why did Louise Minchin leave BBC Breakfast?
Louise Minchin announced she was leaving the panel after 20 years in June 2021.
The 53-year-old said that she had started struggling with the early starts and demands of the programme following an ankle operation last year.
‘In December I’d taken three, four weeks off work because of an ankle operation and I had that period to realise that when I’m not getting up at 3:40am in the morning, I’m doing all sorts of things in the evening that I want to be doing – like just watching telly with my family, doing that kind of family stuff…’ she told The Daily Mirror.
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