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Naga Munchetty: BBC Breakfast star speaks out on boss' decision 'Didn’t fly with me'

BBC Breakfast’s assistant editor Mark Grannell said “there’s always a quick appraisal of what I’m wearing” as he addressed working on the show with Naga Munchetty, 45, in a joint interview with Radio Times magazine. 

Agreeing with her colleague, she addressed a particular outfit which has stuck in her mind.

She revealed: “Yes, but it’s always complimentary! He’s very well dressed.

“Though he did do double-denim once and that didn’t fly with me.”

Not one to shy away from her thoughts, Naga agreed she can also sometimes “tear apart” the headlines ahead of going live on air.

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“I do come in and tear apart the headlines,” she divulged.

“But we disagree agreeably — what we all want is for the news to be accurate but also impactful.”

Last year, the presenter came under fire for her comments made about President Donald Trump.

The latter said US congresswomen of colour should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”, to which Naga said were comments that are “embedded in racism”.

Naga is no stranger to standing up for what she believes in.

Earlier this year, she discussed reacting to harsh criticism with her co-star Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson on their Her Spirit podcast.

She revealed: “I hate injustice, I get so angry if people aren’t fair.

“I have no issue with being criticised, [if] I am being told off by my boss for doing something wrong, absolutely not a problem.”

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The presenter went on to say that she also doesn’t mind reading “constructive criticism” online, if it’s to do with her work.

Giving an example, she continued: “I don’t mind if on social media there is constructive criticism like, ‘I feel you didn’t ask this question, I feel like you didn’t push that hard enough’ that’s fine.

“When someone abuses me, I’m going to come back at them with two barrels, I’m just not having it.

“I am not there to be abused when I’m doing my job.”

BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC One. Read the full interview in Radio Times magazine out now.


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