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Louise Minchin teases new venture with co-stars away from BBC Breakfast: 'Count me in!'

Louise also agreed, exclaiming: “Count me in too!”

It comes after Channel 5 released a casting advert, revealing they are actively looking for teams to take on the Eggheads as filming for the latest series commences.

Despite changing broadcasters after 18-years on-air, the show will remain ultimately the same, with the same set and panel and host Jeremy Vine all returning.

Addressing the big changes in an interview with Radio Times, Jeremy reassured viewers: “I always knew the show wouldn’t be lost for ever.

“It’s such a thrill to be presenting undoubtedly one of the greatest TV quizzes of all time.

Carol Kirkwood reacts to BBC Breakfast 'imposter' as co-star talks weather host's absence

Carol Kirkwood, 58, was missing from BBC Breakfast, as the meteorologist reacted to her co-star Matt Taylor, 44, who stood in for the weather forecaster. He revealed a cheeky “imposter” was in the studio as Carol’s replacement.
Taking to Twitter, Matt explained that the show’s boss, Richard Frediani, had assumed that Carol would be fronting the weather but was mistaken.

In view of his 34,600 followers, the meteorologist admitted he didn’t want to “disappoint” so unveiled a show stand-in.

Matt penned: “Morning all! My @BBCBreakfast boss @BBCFrediani thought it was the wonderful @carolkirkwood on weather duties today. And you know me …I don’t like to disappoint! See you from 6am.”

He accompanied the post with a candid clip that showcased a Carol cardboard cut-out which he held in front of him.

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“Thanks for the chuckle,” a social media user remarked.

Carol recently took a break from her weather presenting duties but is due to return this week.

It comes after viewers recently quizzed the meteorologist about her role on Breakfast after weather forecaster Owain Wyn Evans stepped in.

Carol, who presents on weekdays, has spent more than two decades presenting the weather at the BBC.

Earlier this month, Owain stepped in at the weekend to front the weather forecast and was met with praise from viewers.

One user said they were “loving the new happy, happy weatherman” and another praised his “great weather reporting”.

A third wrote: “Morning Owain, a breath of fresh (if chilly) air having you on the box and in the studio this morning.”

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays on BBC One at 6am.

Bill Turnbull reacts to unearthed BBC Breakfast clip as viewer calls for host's return

Former BBC Breakfast host Bill Turnbull, 65, previously fronted the show alongside Sian Williams, 56. The Classic FM DJ thanked a social media user this week after they shared a memorable throwback clip on Twitter just days before the former Breakfast host was asked by a viewer to return to the programme.
The broadcaster stepped down from his role after 15 years and presented his last episode, with Louise Minchin, in 2016.

The social media user in question captioned the post: “This still makes me smile. @billtu @sianwilliams100 @BBCBreakfast #TechnicalProblem #RegionalOpts #BBCLocal.”

They accompanied the candid message with a short video of Bill sat beside Sian on the Breakfast sofa where the presenting duo explained to viewers that due to an error, areas within the UK would not be receiving the correct local news for their specific town.

Bill began: “Now, we have a formal announcement from the BBC this morning.

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The hilarious clip caused a stir catching the attention of a number of Twitter users who flocked to comment on the post.

Bill replied: “Nice one, Guy. Thanks for the memory. And for once it wasn’t our fault!”

“Oh that was a lovely memory…thank you,” Sian remarked.

A fan quizzed: “Is that a very young @StephLunch at the beginning of the clip?”

To which Steph McGovern replied: “Yes! Haha!”

Another added: “Sounds like you were almost reading the football results without the numbers. You two were fab in the mornings and much missed.”

Naga Munchetty’s BBC Breakfast co-star rushes to defend her amid Saturday Kitchen backlash

Naga then interrupted and quipped that guest chef Yotam Ottolenghi would make a better host than Matt.

She said: “For everyone who wants to turn off the news and might want a bit of relaxation, don’t tune into Saturday Kitchen, it’s not worth it! Yotam’s going to take over and then it’s going to be loads better.” 

However, some viewers disagreed with the complaints about Naga and Charlie.

One person tweeted: “Can’t help but laugh at the Twitter rage on #SaturdayKitchen at Naga & Charlie. I think @matt_tebbutt has handled the banter with bashful good grace.” 

Another viewer said: “I think the teasing that Matt usually courts is what makes the show fresh and entertaining… Best TV I’ve seen in ages. Laughed so much. Well done Naga and Charlie. Don’t listen to the negative comments. X.” 

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Piers Morgan puts aside breakfast show rivalry to send BBC's Sally Nugent touching message

It wasn’t long before fans began rushing to the comments section to toast her honour, with a surprising message from the Good Morning Britain host.

Piers has been an avid supporter of Rashford’s campaign, using his platform to slam Health Secretary Matt Hancock on multiple occasions for not protecting the UK’s poorest and most vulnerable children.

As the footballer was pictured working at food shelters while he wasn’t training, Piers was in the background cheering him on for every move he made.

So, it was only natural he congratulate the journalist behind the moving interview, where he delved into his own first hand experiences of growing up in poverty and the reason behind his motivation to roll out the scheme.

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Louise Minchin: BBC Breakfast host bids farewell to colleague 'who always cheered me up'

BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin, 52, reacted after Radio 4 newsreader Corrie Corfield, 59, announced that she had “read my last ever news bulletin” earlier this week. The radio broadcaster admitted she felt “teary” since making her exit from the BBC.

Louise offered a touching message on the micro-blogging site as she spoke of their time working together in the newsroom.

In view of her 200,000 Twitter followers, the BBC star praised her former colleague who has retired from broadcasting.

It comes as the former Radio 4 newsreader Corrie, penned: “And that’s that. I’ve read my last ever news bulletin on @BBCRadio4 & said a fond farewell to Continuity.

“What a pleasure and a privilege it’s been. Shall miss my fabulous colleagues hugely but have so many cracking memories to cherish. It’s been a blast. (A bit [teary emoji] right now).”

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“I shall miss you and your gorgeous voice. I remember being a News Trainee in the radio newsroom back in the day at Broadcasting House and writing a cue to a piece and you mouthing to Tim Bailey ‘It’s so boring.’ And you were right … good luck with the next chapter,” Rebecca Jones tweeted.

Jeremy Bowen added: “Good luck Corrie. I must be the oldest one left. Seems like last week when we were the youngest. Congratulations on a brilliant career. You’ve been one of the great voices of the BBC and millions will miss listening to you. Me included.”

Corrie is a radio broadcaster and producer known especially for her news reading and continuity announcements on BBC Radio 4.

She first joined the corporation in 1983 but has since announced her departure after more than 30 years at the BBC.

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Meanwhile, Louise has had more reason to celebrate after her co-star Sally Nugent won big at the Royal Television Society Journalism Awards 2021, which took place in a virtual ceremony last night.

The star collected The Scoop of the Year Award for her work on BBC Breakfast’s interview with Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford about his experience of growing up in poverty.

Taking to Twitter, Louise retweeted a post from the award ceremony’s official account.

It read: “The Scoop of the Year Award goes to @BBCBreakfast who showed ‘great contact building, perseverance, diplomacy and a clear eye for a story’ with their ‘Free School Meals’ report for @BBCOne #RTSAwards.”

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