Naga Munchetty joins Breakfast line-up

Bill Turnbull, Louise Minchin, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt on the sofa with editor Adam Bullimore Bill Turnbull, Louise Minchin, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt on the sofa with editor Adam Bullimore

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Naga Munchetty has completed BBC Breakfast's quartet of main presenters.

She fills the gap left by Susanna Reid, who moved to ITV's Good Morning Britain in March.

Munchetty will co-present the three hours of live news, sport and entertainment with Charlie Stayt from Thursday to Saturday from Salford's MediaCityUK, where BBC Breakfast moved in 2012.

Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin will continue to host the programme from Monday to Wednesday.

Munchetty, who has regularly presented Breakfast since Reid's departure, said: 'I'm so happy to be joining such a successful, popular programme. It's a real privilege to be on a team which is a big part of the morning routine for millions of viewers in the UK. I'm thrilled that I'll have my own seat on that famous red sofa.'

BBC Breakfast, which also goes out on the News Channel, attracts a daily audience of around 1.5m - more than double the number who watch Good Morning Britain.

Munchetty, who joined the BBC in 2008 to front BBC Two's Working Lunch, is also a BBC World News presenter. She previously worked as a financial journalist, before moving into television with CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel Four.

'She's already a familiar face to our viewers and very popular with the team,' said BBC Breakfast editor Adam Bullimore. 'She has bags of journalistic experience and personality and is a fantastic addition to our regular team of presenters.'

James Harding, director of news, said she was a 'terrific broadcaster' with a 'depth of journalistic experience and a smart curiosity'.

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