Naga Munchetty takes on new role away from BBC Breakfast

Naga Munchetty reveals she was told to 'steady' by producer

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Naga Munchetty, 45, is usually seen either hosting BBC Breakfast alongside her co-star Charlie Stayt, or behind the decks on Radio 5 Live. Now, she has joined a new team of broadcasters to present the latest BBC Newscast special celebrity line-up.

She shrieked, stiffened up, and was really petrified!

Naga Munchetty

Over the next six days, Naga will host the show over on BBC Sounds, as she Victoria Derbyshire, Chris Mason and Laura Kuenssberg take turns.

Reposting the announcement to her Twitter account, fans couldn’t wait to listen.

“You guys are looking good,” one praised.

Another agreed: “Great line up.”

Elsewhere, the presenter admitted she made her driving instructor “shriek” after she leapt on her and gave her a big hug once she passed her test on the third time.

She held her hands up and confessed she struggled to pass her driving test when she was younger, having failed twice before.

But when she eventually did pass, Naga did something that made her instructor almost collapse with fright.

The BBC Breakfast star made the revelation after Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer, was told he would have “failed” his test after he was given a crash course in HGV driving last week.

The politician had been visiting a driving training centre in Manchester, amid his party’s repeated calls for the Government to act on haulage driver shortages, when he was offered the chance to get behind the wheel.

During the clip, Starmer is seen carefully reversing the HGV lorry as his instructor sat beside him.

But it didn’t take long before the comical footage of him backing the lorry into a bollard surfaced online, where the instructor told him he would have failed the test if he had done it for real.

After referencing the clip on-air, Naga told her Radio 5 Live listeners: “It’s not actually very good when you fail your test.

“And I will admit, hands up, I didn’t pass until the third time!”

She went on to reveal aspects of why she believes she failed, adding: “There were vans involved in the first few tests.

“The third time I was like a robot, but that was because I was utterly determined to pass!”

Later on in the show, she looked back at her own experience once again and revealed she had made her instructor “shriek” after leaping on her.

“She looked like she was going to collapse with fright!” Naga laughed.

“She shrieked, stiffened up, and was really petrified.”

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