Naga Munchetty remains absent from BBC Breakfast after being forced to bow out of Friday’s show

Naga Munchetty remains absent from BBC Breakfast after being forced to bow out 20 minutes into Friday’s show due to losing her voice

She’s was forced to quit the show on Friday, less than 20 minutes into the live broadcast

And on Monday, BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, 47, remained absent as she was still missing from the sofa after losing her voice.

The beginning of the week was anchored instead by regulars Jon Kay, 53, and co-host Sally Nugent, 51.

Naga also confirmed on social media that she would not be hosting her BBC Radio 5 Live shows this week due to FIFA World Cup coverage.

Where did she go? Naga Munchetty, 47, remained absent from BBC Breakfast on Monday after being forced to quit Friday's show less than 20 minutes in due to losing her voice

Where did she go? Naga Munchetty, 47, remained absent from BBC Breakfast on Monday after being forced to quit Friday’s show less than 20 minutes in due to losing her voice 

When a fan asked on Twitter: ‘back on the radio tomorrow or still not well.. ?’ Naga explained she would be off for the week.

She replied: ‘No live programme on @bbc5live from me this week because of #FIFAWorldCup coverage X.’

On Friday, Naga’s co-host Charlie Stayt, 60, was unexpectedly left to present the remainder of the show on his own, after first believing Naga’s absence could be temporary. 

For the period of time that Naga was on air, it seemed as though she was struggling with a sore throat. 

Monday morning: The beginning of the week was anchored instead by regulars Jon Kay, 53, and co-host Sally Nugent, 51

Monday morning: The beginning of the week was anchored instead by regulars Jon Kay, 53, and co-host Sally Nugent, 51

Solo show:  On Friday, Naga's co-host Charlie Stayt, 60, was unexpectedly left to present the remainder of the show on his own, after first believing Naga's absence could be temporary

Solo show:  On Friday, Naga’s co-host Charlie Stayt, 60, was unexpectedly left to present the remainder of the show on his own, after first believing Naga’s absence could be temporary

Following her departure, Charlie explained: ‘You may have noticed this morning, Naga has just stepped away from the sofa for a moment, with a slight struggle with her voice. So, we’ll see how that works out.’

However, Naga didn’t return to the sofa, with Charlie left to host the remainder of the show alone. 

The incident came after Naga admitted she was branded ‘b***dy useless’ by bosses in the early days of her career.

The TV presenter said she had copy ‘thrown at her’ and left the office in ‘floods of tears’ back when she was a print journalist.

Talking to Radio Times last month, Naga said that the harsh treatment made her better at her job in the long-run. 

She said: ‘I had copy thrown at me when I first started in newspapers. I was told I was b****y useless.

‘I did go home many a day in tears, but equally, I learnt not to make mistakes, that mistakes weren’t acceptable.

Explanation: Following her departure, Charlie explained: 'You may have noticed this morning, Naga has just stepped away from the sofa for a moment, with a slight struggle with her voice'

Explanation: Following her departure, Charlie explained: ‘You may have noticed this morning, Naga has just stepped away from the sofa for a moment, with a slight struggle with her voice’

She said that this made her do her  research ‘twice as well and to the best of her ability.’ 

‘That fear of making a mistake meant that you did your research twice as well, and to the best of your ability,’ she explained.

‘I remember when I first decided I wanted to explore being on air, I was told, ‘You are quite sensitive.’

‘You do take criticism quite hard and you dwell on things. You need to toughen up’. And I did.’ 

MailOnline contacted the BBC for more information at the time. 

OMG! The incident comes after Naga admitted she was branded 'b***dy useless' by bosses in the early days of her career

OMG! The incident comes after Naga admitted she was branded ‘b***dy useless’ by bosses in the early days of her career  

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