Where is Kay Burley and why isn't she on Sky News this morning?

Sky News viewers are used to seeing Kay Burley on their screens in the morning, and many want to know where the presenter is and when she will be back.

Kay Burley at a red carpet event
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Sky News viewers have been asking where is Kay Burley and why isn't she on Sky News this morning?

Kay Burley has been notably missing from presenting her breakfast show on Sky News and viewers have started asking where she is. The 62-year-old broadcaster started hosting The Kay Burley Show in 2018, and changed her slot to Kay Burley at Breakfast just one year later - becoming a familiar face to fans of the news channel.

It's no surprise then that much like BBC Breakfast viewers wanted to know where Jon Kay was when he went on holiday, morning TV fans are now asking the same of Kay Burley. Here's everything we know about where she is and when she could return to Sky News.

Where is Kay Burley?

Kay Burley is enjoying some annual leave and she is back on safari in Africa staying at the Ulusaba Private Game Reserve which is owned by Sir Richard Branson. Kay shared the news on Instagram as she uploaded a series of wildlife reels to her page. 

It looks like she arrived at the reserve on 9th September when she shared the breathtaking views from the Cliff Lodge, which she captioned, "Never, ever tire of this view from Cliff Lodge."

She then posted some clips of the animals she has caught a glimpse of in her first day, which she shared with the caption, "Our first taste of Sept 2023 in the African Bush."

And fans have expressed their delight at her close animal encounters. One fan wrote, "Mind blowing / absolutely stunning Kay."

Another put, "How cute" and a third added, "Love it".

Among her other wildlife videos are elephants chilling by the river, a Lion and Lioness, plus a clip that show the real-life hunting for food, Kay captioned it, "Female leopard made a kill; stolen by a male who chased her to the very tip of a branch; hyena waited patiently for a titbit; male leopard wandered down for a nap with him allowing the female to escape and live to fight another day. The End."

Why isn't Kay Burley on Sky News?

Kay Burley isn't on Sky News this morning because she is enjoying an African safari trip. She has been sharing videos of her time away for over the last seven days, keeping fans updated with her sightings on social media. 

As well as documenting her experience of the Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, Kay has also shared video montages of the wild animals living their natural lives.

She captioned one video, "Wild Dogs are critically endangered. There are fewer than 6,000 left in the wild. This mum is doing her bit by giving birth to EIGHTEEN PUPS in one go!! Lots of hungry mouths to feed but she is doing a sensational job here."

Her other close up videos include "female impala chillin' together and enjoying the sunshine" and the interactions between a cheetah and its young sat in a tree and their actions were like something from the Lion King film. Kay aptly captioned it with what the animals were likely to have said to each other if they could speak.

"Time for a climbing lesson my boy"

"I don’t want to mum"

"You will if you want to be fed young man", she captioned the clip.

Among her other sightings is a very large crocodile out of the water and an elephant coming really close to their safari vehicle, to which Kay admitted, "Sam, the tracker and ranger cool as cucumbers. Some of my guests not quite so much."

Meanwhile, Kay also experienced the harsh reality of the animals feeding off each other, with a Lioness eating a warthog. She captioned it, "Not happy with these lionesses. I know they have cubs to feed but DO NOT EAT WARTHOGS please!
The lion obviously thought it was funny with the grin on his face!"

Who has replaced Kay Burley?

Kay Burley has been replaced by Jayne Seckler while she is away from Sky News. Jayne is an English journalist and newsreader for Sky News.

The Kay Burley show on Sky News is aired from 7am on Sky Freeview: 233, Freesat: 202, fSfS: 875, and online.

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Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.