Sally Nugent replaces Louise Minchin on BBC Breakfast

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Sally Nugent has replaced Louise Minchin on 'BBC Breakfast'.

The 50-year-old TV presenter - who has been filling in for Louise since she departed the show in mid-September - will co-host the programme alongside Dan Walker from Mondays to Wednesdays.

She said in a statement: "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."

Dan was also delighted about confirmation of Sally's permanent role alongside him on the famous red sofa.

He tweeted: "I am so happy for @sallynugent. She is a brilliant presenter, massively popular with the team, an excellent journalist and a great friend.

"Hopefully we’ll have many happy years on the #BBCBreakfast sofa together.

"Oh… and she’s coming to #Strictly this weekend (sic)"

'BBC Breakfast' Editor Richard Frediani added: "Sally has an impressive track record as an award-winning broadcast journalist and has secured a series of high profile exclusive interviews in recent years.

"We are delighted to have her take her new permanent place in the studio alongside Dan, Charlie and Naga."

Sally's appointment comes after she secured a number of high-profile interviews and prime-time BBC documentaries last year, including Marcus Rashford on his quest to end child food poverty, which won the Scoop of the Year award at the 2021 Royal Television Society Journalism Awards.

In June, Louise confirmed she was leaving 'BBC Breakfast'.

She said: "I have absolutely loved being part of the six million-strong BBC Breakfast family but after nearly two decades presenting the programme, I have decided it is time I stopped setting my alarm for 3.40 in the morning.

"I will take so many memories with me, including reporting on the shock and anguish of the Manchester Arena bombing; starting a national conversation about menopause; and the life-changing moment I took part in the Breakfast Christmas Cycling Challenge which inspired my ongoing passion for endurance sport, which I will continue when I leave.

"A big thank you to everyone who has watched and supported me, I have loved it and I will miss you all."

Louise first fronted the morning programme in 2001 and became one of its lead anchors in 2012.

(L-R) Louise Minchin, Dan Walker, Sally Nugent credit:Bang Showbiz
(L-R) Louise Minchin, Dan Walker, Sally Nugent credit:Bang Showbiz
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