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BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty responds to critic over her choice to wear heels on TV

Naga has received an outpouring of support

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Megan Bull
TV Writer
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TV presenter Naga Munchetty has reacted to one BBC news viewer's comments about her decision to wear heeled boots on the hit breakfast show. Her response comes after a viewer tweeted: I'm not known for my own sartorial elegance but why would anyone like Naga Munchetty feel the need to wear high-heeled shoes like these on a BBC TV breakfast news programme? Discuss…"

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Naga took to Twitter in response

Responding to the critic, on Saturday Naga simply replied: 'Because I want to." Since praised for her response, Naga has received an outpouring of support across social media. Comedian Lenny Henry tweeted: "Them shoes rock hard" and ex Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas added: "If I could pull em off then I would defo wear them!!! Plus she looks amazing, plus so many other things, I'm not understanding this man's point."

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Naga was criticised after wearing heeled ankle boots on Saturday

Naga's colleague, BBC Sport writer Phil McNulty defended the presenter's decision to wear heels when he joked: "And look at Charlie Stayt with a tie on...on a Saturday if you please. Why would anyone want to wear a tie at such an early hour? Honestly - it truly beggars belief."

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Naga's critic has since issued an apology 

Following backlash on Twitter, the BBC viewer has since issued a public apology to Naga, writing: "Lockdown lesson 1: never, ever tweet about what a presenter wears on TV. Apologies to anyone, especially @BBCNaga, upset by my badly worded comment on her stunning shoes. I've been accused of being a white, bald man (true), sexist & racist (not) and a dinosaur (probably). Sorry." Responding to the comment on Sunday, Naga has since replied: "Thank you."

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Fans of the TV presenter were certainly eager to find out where they could get their hands on her stylish shoes. One wrote: "I LOVE THOSE SHOES! And I mean really love them, right up my street they are, You are a stunning lady Naga!" And another tweeted "It was pretty much the first coherent thing I said to my husband this morning when I woke up - "(yawn) wow Naga's boots are incredible!" Letting her followers in on the secret, Naga told one fan that her shoes were "oldies, from Jimmy Choo." 

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