BBC Breakfast viewers can relax, Sally Nugent isn’t leaving the show permanently. Her recent absence alongside co-host Jon Kay sparked concerns, especially after she fronted the new BBC News at One in Manchester.

While details haven’t been officially revealed, Nugent’s emotional tribute to rugby player Rob Burrow on the show suggests a personal reason for her temporary step back. BBC Breakfast has seen some presenter changes recently, with new faces anchoring the lunchtime news, but Nugent remains a core part of the BBC Breakfast team.

Loyal fans expressed their worry on social media, but Nugent is expected to return to the red sofa soon. In the meantime, BBC Breakfast continues with its usual lineup of presenters.