Naga Munchetty calls co-host ‘quite brilliant’ as BBC exit confirmed

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Naga Munchetty has admitted that he will miss his co-star following news of his departure from the BBC.

The BBC Breakfast TV host called Rory Cellan-Jones “quite brilliant” after revealing he would be leaving the BBC later this year.

Naga, 46, took to Twitter to broadcast her emotional response after the Technology correspondent revealed plans to step down after 40 years with the broadcaster.

Naga Munchetty said goodbye to her colleague (Photo credit: BBC)

Rory announced his decision on the social media platform. He wrote: “Some personal news… at the end of October I will be leaving the BBC. I had a fabulous time working with brilliant people. But after 40 years, it’s time to move on… ”

Emotional Naga then tweeted a response to the post. She said, “You are a very brilliant man. We will miss you very much x.

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Rory, 63, joined the BBC in 1981 and confessed he was eager to seek new challenges in his retirement years.

Memories

Rory then traveled the memory trail sharing some of the most memorable moments of his career.

He wrote: “Some memories – I started in Leeds in 1981 as a researcher on Look North where a papal visit was a first mission. Then I was a TV news producer in London, working with legends such as John Simpson and Tim Sebastian, including setting the cover of Gorbachev’s first overseas trip.

“Then I became a business reporter on the Money program, the working lunch, and the TV news reports. But in the 1990s, it was the rise of the Internet as an economic and social force that fascinated me. Finally, in 2007, I became a technology correspondent, which was the best job imaginable. From the launch of the iPhone to meeting the madmen but the brilliant Elon Musk, it was a blast.

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Andrew Marr also wished him good luck by tweeting: “Very, very sad day for the BBC. And for the dissemination of direct factual information.

And radio legend Simon Mayo joined the sympathizers post: “We will miss you on the air of course and in particular you will walk past our Wittertainment studio (back when we were doing this sort of thing).”

Rory, overwhelmed, shared his gratitude for all the love and support he received.

He posted a photo on a walk with his dog and said: “Just a note from our morning walk to say thank you very much for all the lovely posts on my news yesterday. They were much appreciated.”

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