BBC Breakfast in presenter shake-up after Sally Nugent sparked health concerns | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV
Sally Nugent was missing from the BBC Breakfast sofa on Wednesday morning and was replaced by Sarah Campbell.
It comes after viewers were left concerned after she appeared unwell the previous day.
Sally and Jon Kay usually host the flagship news programme from Monday to Wednesday, but this week has seen a shake-up.
Fans of the programme took to social media on Tuesday to voice their concerns about Sally who appeared to be battling a cold.
Despite looking unwell, she carried on with the programme until it finished at 9.15am.
Fans praised Sally for “soldiering on” while presenting the show and sympathised with her.
John wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: “@Sallynugent well done for soldiering on today! I believe we may have the same cold!!”
@Steeley1968 added: “Shout out to @sallynugent who presented @BBCBreakfast full of a cold! Proper, trooper!!! Go Sal!!”
A third user wrote: “How ill does Sally sound this morning, I think she needs a lemsip and to go home to rest #BBCBreakfast.”
Jon and Sarah have not addressed the reason for Sally’s absence on Wednesday’s show.
Sally has remained silent on social media about not appearing on the programme at this stage.
During the latest episode, weather correspondent Carol Kirkwood highlighted how wet and chilly the weather was around the country.
Elsewhere, Jon Kay probed Health Secretary Steve Barclay on the “explosion” in vaping in the UK.
The politician replied: “The best thing we can do is stop children from smoking, but also, we need to tackle the way that vapes are being targeted at children specifically.”
Jon replied: “Children are being told it is bad for them and there is a crackdown but at the same time you are saying that vaping can be useful in stopping adults from smoking. It’s confusing mixed messaging from the government!”
“We want to stop children from smoking, but we want to make sure they are not marketed to children,” the Health Secretary replied.
BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One from 6am.