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Naga Munchetty forced to quit BBC Breakfast 20 minutes in with Charlie Stayt left to present solo

Naga Munchetty forced to quit BBC Breakfast 20 minutes in with Charlie Stayt left to present solo

Naga Munchetty forced to quit BBC Breakfast less than 20 minutes into the live broadcast as she started to lose her voice with Charlie Stayt left to present the remainder on his own

She’s a talented TV presenter with years of experience.

And on Friday, BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, 47, was forced to quit the show less than 20 minutes into the live broadcast as she disappeared from the sofa as she started losing her voice.

Her co-host Charlie Stayt, 60, was unexpectedly left to present the remainder of the show on his own, after first believing Naga’s absence could be temporary.

Where did she go? On Friday, BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, 47, was forced to quit the show less than 20 minutes into the live broadcast as she disappeared from the sofa after she started to lose her voice

For the period of time that Naga was on air, it seemed as though she was struggling with a sore throat.

Following her departure, Charlie explained: ‘You may have noticed this morning, Naga has just stepped away from the sofa for a moment, with a slight struggle with her voice.

‘So, we’ll see how that works out.’

However, Naga didn’t return to the sofa, with Charlie left to host the remainder of the show alone.

Solo show: Her co-host Charlie Stayt, 60, was unexpectedly left to present the remainder of the show on his own, after first believing Naga's absence could be temporary

Solo show: Her co-host Charlie Stayt, 60, was unexpectedly left to present the remainder of the show on his own, after first believing Naga’s absence could be temporary

The incident comes after Naga admitted she was branded ‘b***dy useless’ by bosses in the early days of her career.

The TV presenter said she had copy ‘thrown at her’ and left the office in ‘floods of tears’ back when she was a print journalist.

Talking to Radio Times last month, Naga said that the harsh treatment made her better at her job in the long-run.

She said: ‘I had copy thrown at me when I first started in newspapers. I was told I was b****y useless.

‘I did go home many a day in tears, but equally, I learned not to make mistakes, that mistakes weren’t acceptable.

Explanation: Following her departure, Charlie explained: 'You may have noticed this morning, Naga has just stepped away from the sofa for a moment, with a slight struggle with her voice'

Explanation: Following her departure, Charlie explained: ‘You may have noticed this morning, Naga has just stepped away from the sofa for a moment, with a slight struggle with her voice’

She said that this made her do her research ‘twice as well and to the best of her ability.’

‘That fear of making a mistake meant that you did your research twice as well, and to the best of your ability,’ she explained.

‘I remember when I first decided I wanted to explore being on air, I was told, “You are quite sensitive.”

‘You do take critically quite hard and you dwell on things. You need to toughen up”. And I did.’

MailOnline contacted the BBC for more information at the time.

OMG!  The incident comes after Naga admitted she was branded 'b***dy useless' by bosses in the early days of her career

OMG! The incident comes after Naga admitted she was branded ‘b***dy useless’ by bosses in the early days of her career

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