Steph McGovern claims Sally Nugent is right choice to replace Breakfasts Louise Minchin

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Steph McGovern, 39, has congratulated BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent, 50, over her new permanent role with the BBC. The Packed Lunch host currently hosts her own show on Channel 4 after leaving the aforementioned morning show in 2019.

Totally the right choice!

Steph McGovern

Sally announced earlier today on Twitter that she would be joining Dan Walker permanently as the co-presenter on BBC Breakfast.

Steph took to Twitter to congratulate her friend on her new role.

She said in view to her 415,400 followers: “YES!!

“Totally the right choice!

“Such a brilliant journalist/presenter and all round fab lass. #proudfriend.”

Fans were quick to comment their opinion on Sally’s replacement on BBC Breakfast.

SweeterEm said: “Yes @sallynugent is very bright, loved when she explained what #misogyny means.”

RebeccaPitman8 added: “Love Sally she is great!”

SueOConnor1961 commented: “Congratulations Sally, you did a great job whenever you sat in before x.”

Sally will host the breakfast programme from Monday to Wednesday with Dan Walker, replacing Louise, who left the show last month after almost two decades.

Following the news, Sally said: “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.”

For almost a decade Sally has made regular appearances on the show and has also worked as a sports presenter.

She has been a journalist for 25 years after launching her career at BBC Radio Merseyside.

Last year, she won the Scoop of the Year award at the 2021 Royal Television Society Journalism Awards.

She was awarded the prize for her exclusive interview with Marcus Rashford MBE to highlight his quest to end child food poverty.

Steph presented on BBC Breakfast from 2010, however left the show in 2019 to join Channel 4.

She began hosting Steph’s Packed Lunch from March 2020 after a delay due to the Covid pandemic.

Steph was recently elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, being recognised as a “tireless champion for engineering and vocational skills”.

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