BBC Breakfasts Sally Nugent addresses absence from show after interesting day

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BBC Breakfast host Sally Nugent was notably absent from Tuesday's show (September 20) and had addressed the reason why.

The 51-year-old normally presents the BBC show alongside Jon Kay from Monday to Wednesday but was replaced by Nina Warhurst during yesterday's show.

Sally returned to her spot on the red sofa today where she revealed she was given the opportunity to speak to Roger Federer who recently announced his retirement from tennis.

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"Very lucky. You would argue that definitely one of, but arguably the greatest male tennis player of all time, Roger Federer decided he wanted to have a chat with BBC Breakfast," she told Jon.

Sally added: "We know he was retiring, he'd announced that hadn't he a little while ago but hadn't done any big interviews. So we were invited along to go and have a talk to him."

The 41-year-old Swiss tennis pro spoke to Sally about his reasons behind retiring, his final match and what his future plans are now that he will be hanging up his racket for good.

Sally couldn't have spoken higher about the eight-time Wimbledon winner, calling him "extremely eloquent" and "very laid back."

The mum-of-one continued: "The way he plays tennis is the way he chats. Calm. Controlled. Knows what he wants to say."

"The very opposite of sitting next to me everyday," Jon chimed as Sally let out a huge giggle.

After the pre-recorded interview was shown, Sally said: "Interesting eh? Not finished with tennis, won't disappear, he wants to find the next Swiss tennis champion…"

Discussing how you switch off after the amount of years Roger has played and devoted his life to tennis, Sally confessed she thinks "he'll be fine" because he has other things to keep him occupied.

Jon asked: "Is he really that nice?" to which Sally responded: "I'm afraid he is!"

"And you only asked two good questions," joked Jon before Sally exclaimed: "He must love me clearly," as she giggled.

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