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BBC Breakfast star Sally Nugent wows in shoulder-baring dress for special trip abroad

The 52-year-old journalist flew to Paris over the weekend


Sally Nugent on the red sofa on BBC Breakfast
Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
15 October 2023
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BBC Breakfast Sally Nugent looked as glamorous as ever in a shoulder-baring black dress during her recent trip to Paris. 

The journalist flew to the French capital over the weekend to celebrate the end of a charity cycle from London to Paris, which was hosted by the Rugby Centurions Foundation to raise money for Cancer Fund For Children and Bhubesi Pride Foundation. 

Sally took to Instagram with a series of snaps from the special event, including one of the star standing on the steps outside a stunning white building, whilst donning a gorgeous off-the-shoulder dress. She finished off the look with a pair of heels and silver bangles, wearing her brunette tresses in a sophisticated updo.

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In the caption, she penned: "Thank you @rugbycenturionsclub @vickygosling_obe @ukinfrance for looking after me in Paris.

"Well done to everyone who cycled all the way there for @cancerfundforchildren and @bhubesipride.

"And a special thank you to the miracle workers at @prettywhitedressbride who made my dress fit."

Jon Kay and Sally Nugent on the red sofa as BBC Breakfast celebrate its 40th anniversary © Danny Lawson - PA Images
Sally Nugent hosts BBC Breakfast with Jon Kay

Fans rushed to the comments section to praise Sally's glam look, with one person writing: "You look stunning."

A second follower penned: "Oh Sally you are stunning! Get them pins out! We love you," while another compared her to Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn in her 1961 film, Breakfast At Tiffany's. "The first picture is very Audrey Hepburn," they wrote. 

Sally has amassed a legion of dedicated fans since joining BBC Breakfast back in 2011. The broadcaster began her career at the programme as a relief presenter on a freelance basis before going on to present sports bulletins. She soon established herself as a regular co-presenter, and in 2021, landed a permanent role as a main presenter. 

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Sally previously hosted BBC Breakfast with Dan Walker

She joined Dan Walker on the sofa before his departure in May last year. 

Sally now hosts the programme alongside Jon Kay, who stepped in to replace Dan following his move to Channel 5. The two co-hosts front the show from Monday to Wednesday each week before handing the reins to Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt. 

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.

Sally Nugent's TV career 

Sally has worked for the BBC for the majority of her broadcasting career and landed her first media role at BBC Radio Merseyside. She then moved to BBC North West Tonight, working as a sports reporter, before eventually joining BBC News. 

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Sally Nugent began co-presenting BBC Breakfast in 2011 as a relief presenter

Over the course of her career, Sally has covered various major sports stories, including the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, two FIFA World Cups in Germany and South Africa, and Emma Raducanu's historic victory in the US Open tennis championship in 2021.

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As for her private life, Sally lives in Hale, Greater Manchester with her son, whom she shares with businessman Gavin Hawthorn. 

WATCH: Sally Nugent makes on-air confession about neglected garden

In May, it was reported that Sally had split from her husband Gavin after 13 years. The BBC star hasn't commented on the reports.

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