The brand new host is loving life within the scorching seat (Image: PA)
Naga Munchetty was ‘completely delighted’ as she made her debut because the everlasting host of the mid-morning programme on BBC Radio 5 Dwell.
The BBC Breakfast presenter, 45, is changing Emma Barnett, 35, within the slot after the broadcaster’s transfer to Girl’s Hour.
Introducing her first present to the sound of Strike’s hit U Positive Do, the brand new host promised her listeners that they’d quickly ‘get to know one another’.
‘Completely delighted to be right here with you on the primary Monday of 2021,’ she stated.
‘I’m so excited to be on board with you on this, the morning present we’re making collectively. We’re going to get to know one another, I promise. There may be a lot to speak about.’
Naga – who had a stint visitor presenting on the station over the summer time – teased plenty of segments together with one about new beginnings for 2021, together with her personal contemporary begin.
She’s taken over the mid-morning slot after a visitor stint over the summer time (Image: PA)
She added: ‘Additionally at this time, new begins, new jobs, first days, first experiences. What are you beginning at this time?
‘It may be enormous, it may be huge or it might probably merely be Monday. What’s the first job of your day? Taking the canine out? Beginning a model new job, like me? We’re going to discuss new companies, new infants and new lives overseas too.’
The present kicked off with interviews with the group behind the Oxford College and AstraZeneca vaccine, because the jab is rolled out within the UK.
She teased: ‘First up, the group which has introduced hope to 2021.’
Her debut got here as her predecessor Emma began her first day as Woman’s Hour presenter, taking on from Jane Garvey and Dame Jenni Murray – who each left the present final yr.
Naga, who joined the BBC in 2008 and have become a lead presenter on BBC Breakfast in 2014, will current Monday to Wednesday.
She was rebuked by the BBC final yr after commenting on US President Donald Trump’s name for a bunch of feminine Democrats to ‘return’ to their very own nations.
The broadcaster initially dominated that the presenter had breached editorial pointers earlier than then director-general Lord Tony Hall reversed the choice.