Naga Munchetty reacts to claim she dresses like she’s at ‘an awards show’ on BBC Breakfast

Naga Munchetty apologises for cutting off news host

Naga Munchetty, 45, has addressed a listener on her BBC Radio 5 Live show who shared their opinions on a tougher UK lockdown and her signature glamorous style while appearing on BBC Breakfast. The TV presenter responded that because “life is short”, she enjoys dressing up for the programme.

Life is short

Naga Munchetty

Naga began by asking listeners if they could handle a tougher lockdown when one person called in to talk about how it would affect his beloved mum.

He started: “My mums in a home in Portsmouth, and she has got Alzheimer’s, and it has been a nightmare for her.

“I haven’t seen her for eight weeks now, because they had a case just before Christmas and they went into lockdown. 

“So we couldn’t see anyone or visit anyone. It’s is horrible. My mum is so institutionalised now, from not seeing anyone, she’s just a different person. 

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“I know the Alzheimer’s doesn’t help that, but it seems to have accelerated it. I just want to get over it so I can see my mum basically, “ he added.

Being sympathetic towards his plight, Naga responded: “Oh Zach it’s something that so many people will relate to, thanks for getting in touch. I wish you, hubby and dog well.”

Clearly delighted to hear back from the TV star, Zach took the opportunity to pay her an unsolicited compliment.

He continued: “Can I just say Naga, when you are on BBC Breakfast you always dress like you are going to an awards show and I’m here for it!”

Caught off guard by the listener’s enthusiastic response, she laughed: “Why not? Life is short!”

Last year, Naga addressed a social media user who questioned her wearing incredibly high heels while on BBC Breakfast.

Sharing the iconic red sofa with her co-host Charlie Stayt, the Streatham-born presenter was wearing a Warehouse animal print dress with stylish Jimmy Choo ankle boots at the time.

One Twitter user commented: “I’m not known for my own sartorial elegance but why would anyone like Naga Munchetty feel the need to wear high-heeled shoes like these on a BBC TV breakfast news programme? Discuss…”

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Naga’s response, which quickly went viral, was: “Because I want to.”

Her colleague Dan Walker tweeted: “Those shoes are immense Naga.”

Ex-Welsh rugby international Gareth Thomas added: “If I could pull em off then I would deffo wear them!” (sic)

Meanwhile, historian Professor Kate Williams summed up the comments of many with her tweet: “She can wear whatever she wants, thank you very much.”

Elsewhere on the radio show, Naga shared that she had not considered attempting “Dry January” this year.

Naga told her listeners following a conversation with her other half on the subject: “I’ll tell you where I’m at right. Before the [lockdown] announcement, I was like, ‘There’s no way I’m doing Dry January.

“‘There’s no way I’m doing anything like that, I like my wine.'”

The star has been married to her husband James Haggar since 2004.

Naga Munchetty will be back hosting her BBC Radio 5 Live slot tomorrow at 10am.

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