The BBC has announced that Sally Nugent is the new regular host of BBC Breakfast, taking over from Louise Minchin on the famous red couch.

Nugent has been part of the BBC Breakfast team for almost a decade.

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

"She has also covered Rob Burrow's [former rugby league player] journey throughout his motor neurone disease diagnosis and interviewed Mike Tindall [former rugby union player] after his father developed Parkinson's disease to raise awareness of the condition.

Nugent said she is "absolutely thrilled" to get the job.

"It's an honour to take the reins from Louise and be part of the UK's most watched breakfast show," she added.

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