BBC Breakfast, a beloved morning show, experienced alterations as regular presenter Jon Kay announced his pre-planned break from the program. The show returned for another episode on Monday, sporting a different lineup.
Traditionally, Jon Kay and Sally Nugent co-host BBC Breakfast from Monday to Wednesday each week. From Thursday to Saturday, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt take the helm, with two stand-in presenters filling in on Sundays. However, during Monday’s episode, viewers noticed Jon’s absence from the renowned BBC sofa.
Stepping in for Jon was Ben Thompson, who joined Sally Nugent as the co-presenter for the day. On Sunday evening, Jon himself took to Twitter to share the news of his planned break. He expressed his delight in enjoying some extra sleep and spending long-planned annual leave with his family, assuring his followers that he wouldn’t need to set his alarm clock the next morning. He also promised to be back on the red sofa with his BBC Breakfast family in Salford in two weeks’ time.
Fans of BBC Breakfast had much to say about Jon’s absence. Many viewers expressed their anticipation of his return in two weeks’ time, praising his partnership with Sally. They wished him a delightful holiday and conveyed how much they would miss him during his break, eagerly awaiting his presence on their morning screens once again.
Jon Kay joined BBC Breakfast permanently in July last year, succeeding Dan Walker. With an impressive 30-year tenure at the BBC, Jon has been an integral part of the Breakfast team for over a decade. He is married to former BBC News reporter and presenter Francesca Kasteliz, whom he met in 1998 while both were working at BBC Bristol.