Naga Munchetty is a firm fixture on BBC Breakfast alongside her co-hosts Charlie Stayt and Jon Kay. The 45-year-old took the opportunity to respond to a viewer and addressed the issue of presenters wearing face masks during live broadcasts as “something we are aware of”.
The person in question expressed their concern that subtitles needed to be used on the show if there was no signing.
They wrote: “Hey @BBCNews if your presenters are going to wear masks then you need to put subtitles on automatically. Especially when there is no signing.@TVNaga01#accessibility.”
It comes as numerous reporters on the BBC at various locations have been covering segments wearing face masks.
Naga responded to their issue and suggested “see-through” masks could be a possible alternative.
Naga Munchetty reacts to viewers concern ‘Something we are aware of’
BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty reacted to a viewer’s concern over face masks
She replied: “It is something we are aware of and trying to address – see-through masks etc.
“There is live signing on @BBCNews and subtitles can be turned on @BBCOne.”
Naga added: “As masks become more prevalent and required, perhaps the answer for live news is to keep subtitles turned on?”
The viewer replied: “Thank you. I’m glad you are looking into it. I suppose that’s the simplest solution but automatic ones would stop people missing valuable information as they find the button.”
Naga Munchetty took the opportunity to respond a social media user
Other people also flocked to comment on the post, with many suggesting using subtitles was a good option.
“My daughter has a hearing impairment we have subtitles on in settings so they automatically come up on all channels,” one person said.
Another social media user commented: “There is an app on my phone that I use for speaking to people with a hearing impairment. It has a large font. Or you could use a visor.”
While a third person added: “I was watching this morning and I noticed one of your journalists did a presentation from an airport – wearing a mask.”
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Naga Munchetty alongside Jon Kay on BBC Breakfast
The use of face masks comes following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in the government advising the public to wear face masks in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.
Elsewhere, Naga caused a major stir online after she revealed the one thing that is never “leftover” in her home.
In view of her 225,000 followers, Naga retweeted her response to a fan who quizzed the presenter about Jaffa Cakes.
The person in question wrote: “The next question though @TVNaga01… How many Jaffa cakes is it acceptable to eat when opening the packet? #BBCBreakfast.”
The BBC Breakfast host replied: “Once opened, they’re there for the eating.
“No such thing as leftovers in my home where Jaffa cakes are concerned.”
Naga’s Jaffa Cakes obsession was revealed during BBC Breakfast after the broadcaster shared a report on the nation’s favourite biscuits.
BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One at 6am.