Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt presented BBC Breakfast on the very first day the UK is no longer a member of the European Union. Despite Brexit dominating headlines, the presenters chose not to discuss the momentous occasion by avoiding discussing the front pages of major newspapers while reviewing today’s top stories.
Stayt began: “We’re going to have a look at the papers now but politics professor Tim Bale is our guest this morning, morning to you.
The BBC host attempted to continue but was interrupted Muchetty who wanted to comment on the days’ papers.
“I’m just delighted we’re not talking about Brexit,” Munchetty remarked.
“Yes,” Stayt confirmed before turning to Bale. “The front pages very much dominated by that but you’ve been having a look inside for us, where are you going to take us?”
“I’m going to take you to Botswana,” Bale responded.
However, some BBC viewers weren’t impressed by the move and took to Twitter to blast Munchetty for making it clear she didn’t wish to discuss Brexit.
One wrote: “Naga Munchetty #BBCNews: ‘I’m just glad we won’t have to talk about #Brexit any more.’ In your dreams!!! #ToryBrexit.”
Another shared: “That’s topped it for me paper review comes on BBC just now and Naga says ‘I’m just glad we’re not talking about Brexit.’ They then proceed to talk about Botswana from a newspaper.
“What else would be on the front pages today of all days part from the UK leaving b****y disgrace.”
To discuss this topic the hosts spoke to a mother and daughter who had voted differently in the referendum.
They also spoke to Remain supporter Lance Casely-Hayford and business owner Alex Povey who voted Leave.
However, when Munchetty introduced Casely-Hayford she told him he could no longer be considered a Remainer.
She began: “We are joined by our Brexit panel members, we have Remainer Lance Casely-Hayford.”