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BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent fights back tears live on air

The presenter was moved by a segment on guide dogs

Watch below: Sally Nugent has emotional response to guide dogs segment

Sally Nugent had to fight back the tears live on air while presenting BBC Breakfast.

Co-hosting Tuesday's edition of the show alongside Jon Kay, Nugent became visibly emotional following a segment about guide dogs.

After a brief clip detailing the work of guide dogs and the current shortage of them in the UK, the show cut back to the studio where Nugent can be seen holding her face in her hands.

Kay then asks her if she's okay to which she replies: "No. I don't think I can carry on. What an incredible thing to do, though, to be able to work with a dog like that and then hand it on for the next stage of its job."

Sally Nugent is to be the new regular BBC Breakfast presenter from Monday to Wednesday (BBC)
Sally Nugent is a host on BBC Breakfast. (BBC)

Kay replied: "I'm amazed there's a shortage, I'd have thought there'd be people queuing around the block, but I guess it's a huge commitment, isn't it?"

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Nugent took over as a permanent presenter of BBC Breakfast in 2021 following the departure of Louise Minchin. She had been a replacement presenter for the previous decade as well as hosting sports segments.

BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent appeared visibly moved by a moving segment about guide dogs, and told co-host Jon Kay she might not be able to 'carry on'.
BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent appeared visibly moved live on air. (BBC)

At the time, Nugent said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to become the new presenter of BBC Breakfast and bring the nation the latest news, top entertainment guests and stories that matter every week. It's an honour to take the reins from Louise and be part of the UK's most-watched breakfast show."

Kay is the lates addition to the BBC Breakfast team, joining the show on a permanent basis last year after Dan Walker left for Channel 5.

Jon Kay and Sally Nugent - BBC Breakfast (BBC)
Jon Kay and Sally Nugent host BBC Breakfast. (BBC)

Like Nugent, Kay had previously worked as a relief presenter in the event one of the main hosts was unavailable.

The other regular presenters of BBC Breakfast are Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty.