Where is Naga Munchetty this morning and has she left BBC Breakfast?

Naga Munchetty BBC Breakfast, Where is Naga Munchetty this morning?
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Where is Naga Munchetty this morning and has she left BBC Breakfast? Here's all we know as fans wonder if she's quit the show.

There have been a few changes at the BBC on radio and TV in recent months after Dan walker announced he was quitting BBC Breakfast (opens in new tab) and last year there was the departure of longstanding TV host Louise Minchin (opens in new tab), and before that Nick Grimshaw (opens in new tab) and Annie Mac quit Radio 1 (opens in new tab).

And now, after another absence from screens, BBC Breakfast fans are wondering where is Naga Munchetty this morning?

The broadcaster normally hosts the BBC Breakfast show alongside Charlie Stayt but she is missing from the sofa...

Where is Naga Munchetty this morning?

Fans are wondering where is Naga Munchetty this morning as she normally hosts BBC Breakfast with Charlie Stayt on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday but she is missing. Instead, Rachel Burden has taken her place on the sofa this morning alongside Charlie Stayt.

Rachel tweeted, "Back on the @BBCBreakfast sofa tomorrow to fill a gap for a couple of days. @LauraMcGhie_ will be in with @rickedwards1 - I’ll be back on the wireless on Tuesday. @bbc5live Happy Easter to all my 5live family."

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It is understood Rachel will be hosting for a couple of days, before rejoining her BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast show

Meanwhile, Dan Walker, who was on Strictly Come Dancing 2021 (opens in new tab), could return next week to host his usual Monday to Wednesday slot until he starts his new job or he may still be on holiday with his wife and his children (opens in new tab).

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Where is Naga Munchetty?

Naga Munchetty hosts BBC 5 Live Monday to Wednesday but from Thursday to Saturday she is supposed to be BBC Breakfast host. The broadcaster has been active on Twitter, retweeting items for the BBC, including her reaction to the announcement that Chris Mason would be the BBC's new Political Editor, she wrote, "Excellent news @ChrisMasonBBC"  but she has failed to tell fans where she is.

Naga has been missing from the show for more than a week and has also been barely on her BBC Radio 5 live show.

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And viewers have noticed her absence. One wrote, "Are you back on the red tomorrow baby, it's not the same without you although Sally is gorgeous also."

Another fan tweeted, "Naga, Where have you been? I think you have only been on R5L once in the past 2 weeks? We are missing you. Hope you have not been playing golf #jealous #envious."

Has Naga Munchetty left BBC Breakfast?

It is not thought that Naga Munchetty has left BBC Breakfast as back in January she addressed the rumours when she had been made a host of BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday's to Wednesday.

At the time she confirmed she will be continuing with her normal slot of Thursday to Saturday on the red sofa. 'Not leaving Breakfast - will be back on Thursday X,' she replied to one follower after sharing a snap of the inside her work bag.

It could well be that Naga is simply enjoying some days off to take part in a spot of golf as she is a self-confessed 'slightly-obsessed golfer'.

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Naga's radio show runs from 11am to 1pm Monday to Wednesday and the changes to the schedule were announced when Nicky Campbell revealed he was leaving BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast (opens in new tab).

The changes in timings, with her show starting an hour later, could be to allow her to host BBC Breakfast on Monday to Wednesday.

One viewer speculated, '#BBCBreakfast Apparently Naga Munchetty will be on our breakfast screens 5 days a week.'

And one fan praised her journalism skills, 'think  @TVNaga01 is one of the most sensible voices on TV and radio today. Be it greens keeping or something more trivial like current affairs she says it like it is and cuts through the b.s.'

In March last year BBC Breakfast presenters Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt were replaced following a joke about the union flag and Queen's Elizabeth's portrait in the background of an interview with MP Robert Jenrick. They were forced to apologise for liking a joke tweet about flags.

But viewers will have to watch this space to see what happens.

BBC Breakfast airs daily at 6am on BBC One.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. 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.