Naga Munchetty and Jon Kay welcome a new co-host to BBC Breakfast: ‘It’s going to be fun!’
Naga Munchetty and Jon Kay of BBC BREAKFAST have announced the addition of a new host to the show.
The BBC Breakfast studio was buzzing this morning as journalist Ben Boulos, 37, made his hosting debut.
Ben’s new role had been teased, and fans were overjoyed to see him on the couch.
He shared a beaming selfie with followers yesterday, telling them he was experiencing “something VERY exciting” for the first time.
Instead of revealing his new job, he teased his fans with a series of hints.
He began by posting a video of himself pointing out a train window as he left London, but he kept his destination a secret.
The presenter then snapped a train board, revealing that he was on his way to MediaCityUK in Salford, which is where BBC Breakfast is based.
He also included a collection of photographs taken outside the Quay House studio when it was still dark outside.
Finally, he relieved fans’ suffering by revealing that he is the most recent replacement host to join the BBC morning show.
Ben showed off the studio behind the scenes in a video to his 11,000 followers, capturing presenters Naga Munchetty, Jon Kay, and Mike Bushell preparing for the broadcast.
“Well, here’s one more hint,” he said.
“I’m sitting on the well-known red sofa.”
Naga, Jon, and Mike are with me in Salford.
“It’s almost six o’clock, so you guessed it, I’m ecstatic.”
I’m hoping you’ll be able to come along.”
“It’s going to be so much fun!” Naga exclaimed as she popped her head into frame.
Viewers have praised his debut.
“FantaBoulos in action…well done!” Torre-Marin Comas replied to Ben’s tweet.
“You were magnificent,” Andy Suthers agreed.
“I’m picturing you on Strictly!” says the narrator.
“Making Friday morning a little bit brighter,” Mark Jones said.
“Welcome @BenMBoulos and impressive video multi-skilling,” Mike Bushell, a sports commentator, added.
Ben is best known for his work on BBC News, where he focuses on business and is one of the main relief presenters for BBC World News.
In February of last year, the presenter, whose real name is Ben Bland, changed his name to Ben Boulos, his mother’s surname.
He claimed he changed his professional name due to confusion caused by another journalist with the same name.
He has received some, he told the BBC.
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