Sally Nugent has been confirmed as the new regular BBC Breakfast presenter from Monday to Wednesday.

She will be taking up her role alongside Dan Walker, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt with immediate effect.

This was after previous presenter Louise Minchin stepped away from the role after 20 years last month.

Nugent has been part of the BBC Breakfast team for almost a decade as a sports presenter and has been a journalist for 25 years.

Her 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.

Nugent said on the appointment: “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.”

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.”