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BBC Breakfast's Emma Vardy prepares for big upheaval with newborn baby - 'It's starting to feel real now'

 Emma Vardy is famed for being the BBC's Ireland Correspondent

Emma Vardy welcomed her baby boy Jago Fionn in August
Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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BBC journalist Emma Vardy has revealed preparation for her big Stateside move has begun. Taking to Instagram Stories on Monday, the presenter – who welcomed her baby son in August – confessed the upheaval was beginning to "feel real". 

She uploaded pictures of bubble wrap and large cardboard boxes carrying her possessions, which was captioned: "It's packing day!!! Our big USA move happening in just a few weeks' time. Will they let me pop some of this bubble wrap [thinking face emoji]." 

Emma Vardy has revealed packing for her Stateside move has begun
Emma Vardy has revealed packing for her Stateside move has begun

The new mum added: "Starting to feel real now [flag of the United States emoji]." Last month, Emma revealed she was leaving her role as the BBC's Ireland Correspondent to become the BBC's LA Correspondent. 

Over the summer, she had stepped in for BBC Breakfast's Nina Warhurst, who is away on maternity leave. Emma, meanwhile, went on to welcome her first child a few weeks later. 

Emma Vardy packing for US© instagram
The BBC presenter got candid on social media

In another post, shared on Monday, Emma said: "Moving to a new country and having a baby have got to be two of the biggest things you can do in life, and we're doing both at once." Alongside an image of her baby son Jago Fionn, she added: "He seems chilled though [heart emoji]." 

The line-up of BBC Breakfast presenters

Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty on BBC Breakfast© BBC
  1. Charlie Stayt

    The journalist joined BBC Breakfast back in 2006 and now hosts the show alongside Naga Munchetty from Thursday to Saturday. Prior to joining the BBC, Charlie was the principal anchor of Five News, fronting the programme's 9/11 coverage and Millennium celebrations.
  2. Naga Munchetty

    The presenter joined the line-up of main presenters in 2014. Before landing a role on BBC Breakfast, she appeared on BBC World News, as well as BBC Two's weekday financial affairs programme, Working Lunch.
  3. Sally Nugent

    Sally has been a main presenter on the show since 2021, replacing Louise Minchin following her departure after 20 years. Sally previously worked as a sports presenter on the show and covered various major sporting events for the BBC, including Emma Raducanu's historic victory in the US Open tennis championship in 2021.
  4. Jon Kay

    The newsreader and journalist took over from Dan Walker following his exit in 2022. He previously worked as a news correspondent for BBC News at Six and covered major events such as the 2012 London Olympics and the 2015 general election campaign.
  5. Carol Kirkwood

    Carol is the show's main weather presenter and has been waking up the nation with the weather forecast on the BBC for 30 years.
  6. Nina Warhurst

    Nina is the show's main business presenter, having taken over from Steph McGovern in 2020. She often fills in as an anchor on the red sofa when the main hosts are absent.
  7.  Ben Thompson

    Ben is a relief presenter and regularly stands in for the main hosts when they are away from the red sofa. He can also be seen on BBC News.
  8. John Watson

    John is a sports presenter and has been working for the BBC since 2012, providing viewers will all the latest sports news and stories.

Little Jogo is Emma's first child with husband Aaron Adams, to whom she tied the knot in March 2022. When the presenter announced her new job, she told her followers she was ready to leave for a "big adventure" in the US.

Emma Vardy's baby son© instagram
Emma welcomed her son Jago in August

"We've certainly had our hands (& hearts) full lately, now there's a big adventure ahead for my wee family," Emma said. "After an incredible 5 years in Northern Ireland, Jago Fionn @mr_plusone & I are off to actual Hollywood!" 

She added: "Not for my acting skills but to become the BBC's LA Correspondent…reporting on everything from the red carpet awards to the presidential election & catching a few waves. 

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"I've absolutely loved my time in Northern Ireland & it will always have a very special place in my heart. Will treasure our final weeks before we say goodbye NI [heart emoji]."