Sima Kotecha has replaced Nina Warhurst as a presenter on BBC Breakfast.
Ben Thompson and Sima Kotecha stepped in to appear on the red sofa for the Sunday episode of BBC Breakfast.
Sima Kotecha took over for usual Sunday presenter Nina Warhurst on BBC Breakfast, causing another shuffle in the presenting lineup.
Ben Thompson appeared in his Sunday slot as usual, much to the delight of viewers, but instead of being joined by Nina or Rachel Burden, Nina was his co-host on Sunday.
Fans reacted positively to Sima’s announcement that she would be hosting the show on social media.
“Enjoyed waking up to such smiling faces on early Breakfast! Good start to the day!” one person wrote.
(I think I’ll need some more coffee now!)”
“It’s great to see you back on the Breakfast sofa, Sima,” another added.
“It’s great to see you, Sima!” said a third.
“Great team this morning on the big red sofa,” a fourth wrote.
Nina was seen on the sofa with Jon Kay on Saturday’s episode, so she’s taking a well-deserved break.
Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt were absent for the weekend, with Charlie taking the week off after the holidays.
He’ll be back on the red carpet next week, along with regular hosts Nina, Dan Walker, and Sally Nugent.
While Dan made an appearance on the BBC news programme at the start of the week, his absence was felt throughout the week, with Jon Kay, Luxmy Gopal, and Katherine Downes filling in for him.
Dan took to social media to assuage fans’ fears, writing: “Just so you know… I haven’t left (hashtag)BBCBreakfast, I haven’t ‘taken some time out after Strictly,’ and there hasn’t been a’major presenter shake-up.”
“It’s just that I’m not available this week.”
“Enjoy some well deserved time off too Dan see you go very soon p.s footy focus ain’t the same without you no matter how good a job they do,” one fan wrote.
“Thank you for ‘breaking your silence,’ when you return you might ‘open up’ on how you spent your absence,” said another.
BBC Breakfast is broadcast on BBC1 every weekday at 6 a.m.