Naga Munchetty's sassy reply to hater about new BBC radio show

Naga Munchetty is not a woman to be trolled on social media, as the BBC Breakfast host clapped back in the most spectacular way to a hateful comment on her latest job with BBC 5 Live.

Sharing her excitement at the new gig, which she’ll do alongside her current role on BBC Breakfast, Naga posted a photo of her bag packed and ready to go for Monday’s airing.

Seems not everyone was thrilled about Naga’s extended BBC appearance, as one person replied with a rather snarky comment: ‘Rather poke needles in my eyes than listen to you.’

Ouch.

And literally, ouch, thought Naga, who cracked out a whipsmart comeback to lob at the commenter.

She replied: ‘That’s dangerous June. I also think it will hurt. X.’


Naga was joined by her fans who supported her earlier tweet and condemned the unnecessarily cruel reply from the Twitter user, with one writing: ‘If people don’t have anything nice to say why say anything. Naga you’re a great broadcaster and I wish you luck in your new venture not that you need it. Glad to know you’re still [on] the tele box as well.’

Another follower felt the action was all too wrong, writing: ‘Surely its her ears she wants to tamper with, call me stupid but putting pins in her eyes won’t help x’

And one summed up the sentiment pretty perfectly, as they added: ‘Bloody hell… chill out. You know you’re not forced to listen to the radio. Also what did the ever-brilliant Naga do to you?’

The broadcaster was taking time out to reply to a whole heap of people who had responded to her new radio gig, with the vast majority of her comments confirming she would still be appearing on BBC Breakfast, putting at ease the anxiety of many followers, it appeared.

Naga hosts the 10am slot on BBC 5 Live, taking the mic from Monday-Wednesday and says she’s ‘absolutely delighted’ to make her debut.

Replacing Emma Barnett in the slot after the broadcaster’s move to Woman’s Hour, Naga introduced her first show to the sound of Strike’s hit U Sure Do and promised her listeners that they would soon ‘get to know each other’.

‘Absolutely delighted to be here with you on the first Monday of 2021,’ she said. ‘I am so excited to be on board with you on this, the morning show we are making together. We are going to get to know each other, I promise. There is so much to talk about.’

Naga – who had a stint guest presenting on the station over the summer – teased a number of segments including one about new beginnings for 2021, including her own fresh start.

She added: ‘Also today, new starts, new jobs, first days, first experiences. What are you starting today? ‘It can be huge, it can be massive or it can simply be Monday. What is the first job of your day? Taking the dog out? Starting a brand new job, like me? We are going to talk about new businesses, new babies and new lives abroad too.’

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