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Naga Munchetty issues stern warning to BBC bosses as series of staff leave

NAGA Munchetty spoke out following the large number of presenters who have decided to leave the BBC in recent months.

The broadcaster has seen a number of colleagues leave throughout the past year for other channels.

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Naga Munchetty has issued a stern warning to BBC bosses after a number of presenters leftCredit: BBC
The BBC Breakfast host said society is facing a difficult time

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The BBC Breakfast host said society is facing a difficult timeCredit: BBC

Well-known names such as Vanessa Feltz, Simon Mayo, Andrew Marr, Peter Crouch, Paul O’Grady and Sue Barker have recently decided to leave the BBC to pursue other projects.

The BBC Breakfast host shared that the business is currently facing a tough time.

Speaking openly, Naga said, “We’re going to lose some brilliant journalists, I’m not talking about the air, it’s a fraction of that. It’s the band behind the scenes.”

When asked what she would do if she was the BBC’s chief executive for a day, the host replied: ‘The obvious thing is more income so you can keep more jobs.’

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She added: “I’m not saying the DG didn’t look for money, everyone has to cut costs and that’s a shame. But that’s the reality.”

Longtime journalist and news anchor Emily Maitlis recently revealed that she and Jon Sopel will be joining Global to do a podcast on LBC radio.

Former BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker left the show in May, moving to Channel 5 to present a flagship news programme.

Naga also spoke about whether his job is more difficult due to social media scrutiny, commenting that he is more present than ever due to everyone watching online having opinions.

She shared, “People will take a little thing that you may or may not have said, and interpret it, and then it’ll spin.”

The host concluded, “It’s not that it’s stopping me from doing my job.”

Naga first joined the BBC in 2008 before becoming a main presenter at BBC Breakfast in 2014.

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays on BBC One from 6am.

Emily Maitlis recently left the BBC to start a podcast on LBC radio

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Emily Maitlis recently left the BBC to start a podcast on LBC radioCredit: Alamy
Presenter Dan Walker moved on to Channel 5's flagship news program

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Presenter Dan Walker moved on to Channel 5’s flagship news programCredit: Channel 5