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Naga Munchetty forced to leave BBC Breakfast mid show

The BBC have explained why the presenters' poppies were removed. (BBC)
Naga Munchetty had to leave the sofa. (BBC)

Naga Munchetty had to leave BBC Breakfast in the middle of the show because of a "struggle with her voice".

The presenter, 47, started the show as usual alongside co-host Charlie Stayt on Friday morning (18 November).

But some viewers noticed that she sounded as if she may have a sore throat, with one suggesting somebody could give her a Strepsil.

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She then disappeared from the set and Stayt announced that she had "stepped away".

Sitting on the sofa alone, he said: "You may have noticed this morning that Naga has just stepped away from the sofa for a minute for a slight struggle with her voice.

"So we'll see how that works out."

Naga Munchetty arrives at MediaCityUK in Salford to host BBC Breakfast for the first time since she was at the centre of an impartiality row over her criticism of Donald Trump. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 3, 2019. It is her first on-screen appearance on the BBC Breakfast sofa since a ruling originally made by the BBCs Executive Complaints Unit (ECU) was overturned by the corporations Director-General Tony Hall. See PA story MEDIA Munchetty. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
Naga Munchetty apparently had a sore throat. (PA Images via Getty Images) (Peter Byrne - PA Images via Getty Images)

Viewers had noticed that Munchetty didn't seem herself and had been posting messages about it on Twitter.

"What is Naga Munchetty doing in the studio today, she is clearly not well," one tweeted.

"Get well soon Naga," another said.

One remarked: "Bless Naga. I wasn't looking at TV, didn't realise it was our lovely Naga. I thought that @BBCBreakfast presenter sounds like Gonzo! She needs bed rest and some honey & lemon."

"Hope Naga is OK," said another fan.

Somebody else said they thought Munchetty was "certainly looking uncomfortable earlier and not up to reading as many headlines".

"Naga has lost her voice," said one fan.

Charlie Stayt is a host on BBC Breakfast. (BBC)
Charlie Stayt was left on the sofa alone. (BBC)

However, once Munchetty had left the programme some viewers were confused about her absence.

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"What's happened to Naga she was on the soda at 6am and now she has gone?" asked one baffled viewer, who clearly missed Stayt's explanation.

Yahoo has contacted the BBC for comment.

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