BBC Breakfast in ANOTHER host shake-up as Dan Walker's replacement Jon Kay forced to pull out of first show | The Sun
BBC Breakfast has had ANOTHER host shake-up after Dan Walker's replacement Jon Kay was forced to pull out of his first show.
Jon, 52, was confirmed as a permanent co-host in an announcement on Friday, having been a stand in host alongside Sally Nugent since Dan left for 5 News in May.
However, fans expecting to see Jon on the red sofa on his first official day of the job today were left disappointed.
When the programme began, Sally was seen sitting alongside Nina Warhurst.
The women hosted the show together after Jon revealed he had tested positive for Covid and had to stay at home to protect his co-stars.
Sharing a snap of his positive Covid test on Twitter, he added the caption: "Aaaagh! Finally got me [germ emoji]. Gutted not to be able to start the new job officially @BBCBreakfast on Monday."
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Tagging BBC Breakfast editor Richard Frediani, he added: "I guess working from home isn't really an option @BBCFrediani?"
Jon was flooded with comments including from his predecessor Dan, 45, who said: "Oh no Jon! Hope you feel ok."
On Friday, Jon said of his appointment to the full time co-anchor role: “I’m over the moon to become the new regular presenter of BBC Breakfast and I’m looking forward to bringing our brilliant viewers the very latest news each morning alongside my good friend Sally and the rest of the team.
"Sitting on the famous red sofa is a real privilege while covering the stories and issues that matter to our audience – home and abroad.”
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BBC Breakfast editor Richard added: “Jon is a brilliant broadcaster who can turn his hand to hard-hitting news stories, celebrity interviews and everything in between.
"Already a member of the BBC Breakfast family, we are thrilled to have him join the team as a regular presenter.”
Meanwhile Dan is hosting Channel 5's revamped 5 News, as well as a number of other shows for the broadcaster.
Dan is hosting alongside Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije and has taken over from Sian Williams.
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