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Stuart6,576 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Slightly related . . . Naga Munchetty isn't due back from Newsnight until May, and I think Steph McGovern is settling in rather well as temporary co-host with Charlie Stayt on the Thursday-Saturday shift. I wonder whether this could be a more permanent change?

I like Naga, I think she's an excellent presenter. She seems to be working her way through a 'bucket list' of presenting at just about every time of the day. Very Happy

She's done The World Today, Breakfast, Victoria Derbyshire, Working Lunch, and now Newsnight. I think she's only missing a mid-evening programme on the BBC to complete her list. Laughing
Stuart6,576 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Did Naga relocate or is she based in London? If the latter then you might be on to something.

According to her Twitter account she's London based, and I have a feeling that's always been the case. She also presented Sunday Morning Live, which is from London while covering her role on Breakfast.
AlexS272 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
These tweets would seem to suggest that Sally is taking over from Steph as Naga's cover from the beginning of March. This would also make sense as Ben Bland is leaving the BBC at the end of Feb which could require Ben Thompson being back in London.



lxflyer391 posts since 25 Jul 2013
UTV Newsline
I think you've the wrong end of the stick - Ben Bland said he was going freelance so that he can still present on BBC News/BBC World News rather than go back to his role at BBC Cambridge.
JamesWorldNews7,153 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World
I think you've the wrong end of the stick - Ben Bland said he was going freelance so that he can still present on BBC News/BBC World News rather than go back to his role at BBC Cambridge.


Correct! And what an excellent presenter he is, in fact.

On the Naga front, she's only recently become an official presenter on Breakfast. I would be surprised if she was replaced this soon, especially given the London rosters are saturated at the moment. Plenty of capacity.
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