Naga Munchetty red-faced after running out of studio for loo break live on air

Naga Munchetty red-faced after running out of studio for loo break live on air

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty has apologised after she accidentally pressed the wrong button when nature called while she was live on air.

On BBC Radio 5 Live this morning (March 30) Nick Hatfield was heard finishing up on his news bulletin before saying: "Back to you, Naga."

But, with the veteran presenter nowhere to be seen, an awkward silence ensued. Co-host Katie Shannon then picked up the microphone to fill it with some sports news.

She said: "And in sport, let's start with sport shall we?"

When the 45-year-old finally returned to the studio and realised her awkward blunder, she asked: "Katy…hello, do you know what I did?"

They both giggled and Katy responded: "I was like 'has she gone to the loo or something?'"

"That's exactly what happened," Naga answered. "I'm still trying to figure out, I usually get it right, and we usually have three hours on air – you know, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do sometimes.

"Poor Nick, I did shout through to the studio but I didn't press the right button again."

She said a staff from inside the studio ran to her and asked where she had gone.

Naga recalled the conversation, saying: "Dash just ran out of the studio and I came back in, he was like 'Where did you go?'

"'I went to the loo, I told you', [and he replied] 'You didn't press the right button.'

"And I just hadn't timed and judged the tea/coffee balance right this morning, so I apologise to Nick, who'll be listening going, 'There she is'."

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Katy joked: "That's alright, as long as you hadn't dozed off, that's the main thing!"

It's not the first time Naga has accidentally pressed the wrong button during her new slot on 5 Live.

She accidentally cut Nick off by pressing random buttons in the studio instead of paying attention to her colleague's segment in a live broadcast in January.

The comical moment saw Naga apologise and admit that she was still learning the ropes.

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