WIRRAL-born journalist and broadcaster Sally Nugent has been confirmed as the new regular presenter on BBC Breakfast.

She will take her the place on the red sofa from Monday to Wednesday, alongside Dan Walker, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

Born in Birkenhead and educated at Upton Hall Convent School, Sally graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and French from the University of Huddersfield.

The 50-year-old's career began at BBC Radio Merseyside. She has also worked at BBC North West Tonight and BBC News.

The mother-of-one's career began at BBC Radio Merseyside and she went on to work at BBC North West Tonight and BBC News.

Sally - who replaces Louise Minchin on the early morning sofa - has been part of the BBC Breakfast team for almost a decade as a sports presenter and has been a journalist for 25 years.

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Sally Nugent on the BBC Breakfast sofa alongside co-presenter Dan Walker. Picture: BBC

Sally's appointment comes after securing a series of high profile exclusive interviews and prime-time BBC documentaries last year, including Marcus Rashford MBE on his quest to end child food poverty, which won the Scoop of the Year award at the 2021 Royal Television Society Journalism Awards.

She has also covered Rob Burrow's journey throughout his motor neurone disease diagnosis and interviewed Mike Tindall after his father developed Parkinson's disease to raise awareness of the condition.

On her new appointment, 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."

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Sally Nugent in BBC Breakfast studio. Picture: BBC

BBC Breakfast Editor, Richard Frediani said: "Sally has an impressive track record as an award winning broadcast journalist and has secured a series of high profile exclusive interviews in recent years.

"We are delighted to have her take her new permanent place in the studio alongside Dan, Charlie and Naga.”

More than 10 million viewers tune into BBC Breakfast every week, making it the most watched Breakfast show on UK television.