‘Congratulations!’ Naga Munchetty responds to the replacement of her BBC co-star on the breakfast show.
NAGA MUNCHETTY has spoken out over the replacement of one of her co-stars on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Naga Munchetty took to social media to express her delight at the news that a new celebrity will be joining her radio station. Rick Edwards will be the next host of BBC Radio 5 Live’s breakfast show.
He’ll be taking up the morning position from Nicky Campbell, as previously revealed.
Rick had landed the job, according to the BBC, who announced it on Instagram.
“We’ve got some fantastic news…,” they wrote on their official Twitter account.
“From November, Rick Edwards will take over as the new 5 Live Breakfast host alongside Rachel Burden, succeeding Nicky Campbell.
“Congratulations, @RickEdwards1!” says the user.
“THIS. IS. EXCITING!” Rick said as soon as he heard the news.
“Hold on, I have to get up WHEN,” he joked.
Naga was one of the first to react to the news, sending her congratulations to the host.
“Congratulations! X,” she wrote in response to her 259,000 followers.
On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Naga hosts the station’s mid-morning show.
A slew of other celebrities flocked to social media to express their delight.
“Congratulations @rickedwards1,” BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker wrote. “Welcome to the club of the wide awake.”
“Thanks, Dan – I’ve got my eyelid matchsticks ready!” Rick said.
“Massive congrats mate xxx,” Edith Bowman wrote to Rick.
Julia Bradbury, host of Countryfile, said, “Congratulations Rick and good luck with those early mornings.”
Rick told the BBC earlier today about the announcement, “I realize I have some huge feet to fill…
“However, I’m looking forward to putting them on every morning and sitting next to the lovely Rachel.”
Nicky will not be leaving the BBC entirely, according to the BBC.
According to the broadcaster, he will be transferring to a later time slot during the day.
“Nicky Campbell will be presenting a later show on 5 Live every weekday morning,” they added.
However, it is yet to be determined which show the broadcaster will tackle.