Naga Munchetty: BBC Breakfast host bids farewell in ‘good luck’ message as colleague exits

Naga Munchetty discusses why she doesn't have a co-host

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BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty, 46, offered her well wishes to her colleague Nick Bryant who has announced his departure from the Corporation in a heartfelt Twitter post. The broadcaster took the opportunity to respond to his post, as the BBC’s New York correspondent announced he was stepping down from his role.

Naga penned a positive message to the broadcaster on the micro-blogging site, as Nick spoke of being “genuinely excited” about his future.

Taking to Twitter, Nick penned: “I have loved my 25 years with the BBC. To work alongside so many colleagues I admire and adore has been one of the great gifts of my life.

“But I’ll be leaving later in the year – returning to Australia, happy, contented and genuinely excited about what’s next.”

He was soon inundated with comments from his colleagues – past and present – who wished him well following the news of his departure.

In view of her 232,000 followers, Naga wished the US correspondent the best with his future endeavours.

She wrote: “Good luck Nick x.”

Former Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull wrote: “Big loss for the BBC and all of us.

“Nick is an outstanding correspondent and analyst, one of those whose reports always make you listen up and pay attention. A rare breed.”

Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid also penned a heartfelt message to the broadcaster, who worked alongside Nick during the early part of her career.

She wrote: “Congratulations on your brilliant achievements @NickBryant. Will never forget starting out at R5Live together.

“An intrepid, fearless reporter and an authority on everything you take an interest in.

“Best of luck,” she ended the thoughtful message.

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The ITV host started out at BBC Radio Bristol alongside Nick before moving to BBC Radio 5 Live as a reporter and producer.

The Bristol-born presenter currently works as BBC’s New York correspondent but prior to this he was based in Washington, South Asia and Sydney.

He is a history graduate from Cambridge with a PhD in American politics from Oxford.

Nick is also the author of When America Stopped Being Great: A History of the Present, and The Bystander: John F Kennedy and the Struggle for Black Equality.

Elsewhere, Naga revealed she had suffered an injury after pushing herself too hard at the gym.

Naga told listeners on Radio5 Live: “My lesson learned, I went to the gym and I pushed it.

“I really pushed it, and I was so excited being back and I ran just a little bit too far.

“And I’m now hobbling today because I pulled my Achilles tendon, I think.”

 

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