Naga Munchetty, 45, is a popular member of the BBC Breakfast team, presenting alongside a number of co-stars including Charlie Stayt, 58, and Jon Kay, 51. The host doesn’t appear on the iconic red sofa every day of the week, sharing the duties of co-anchor with colleague Louise Minchin, 51, who often sits with Dan Walker, 43, to inform BBC viewers of the latest headlines. However, on Sunday, none of the regular team were seen on screen as two other reporters took reins of the programme.
Instead of Naga being on the sofa on Sunday, it was political journalist Nina Warhurst who was hosting proceedings.
The latter was joined by presenter Roger Johnson, who is known for being a regular weekend host on the show, therefore the pair aren’t complete strangers to viewers.
At the end of Saturday’s programme, however, there was no indication neither Munchetty nor Kay - who she hosted alongside - wouldn’t be on hand the next day.
Jon even told viewers “they would be back tomorrow,” with some thinking the duo might be on the sofa all weekend.
However, having presented the programme from mid-week onwards, it is likely it was always planned they would be absent from proceedings on Sunday.
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Naga Munchetty's absence from BBC Breakfast explained as host replaced on show (Image: BBC)
BBC Breakfast: Nina Warhurst and Roger Johnson hosted the programme on Sunday (Image: BBC)
Following her appearance on the show on Saturday, Naga took to Instagram to share with her fans what she was getting up to with her time off.
In view of her 33,600 followers, the broadcaster posted a picture of her pet cat, writing the caption: “How to relax on a Saturday afternoon.”
Some members of the public responded to the image of the feline relaxing on garden furniture, with one writing: “That's a lovely cat Naga.”
Another added: “What a Beauty!” whilst a third commented: “She/he is gorgeous. I love the colouring and how fluffy he/she is.”
BBC Breakfast: Naga Munchetty and Jon Kay presented the show on Saturday (Image: BBC)
BBC Breakfast: Nina Warhurst is a regular political reporter on the show (Image: