BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty lands new hosting role

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BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty lands hosting roleJohn Phillips

BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Naga Munchetty has landed a new hosting role.

Confirming the news, the BBC revealed that Naga has signed up to guest host an upcoming episode of Have I Got News For You!.

The presenter will act as guest host on the 9th episode of the panel show which is set to air on air on Friday 8th December.

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Marking her second time as guest presenter, the episode will see Paul Merton and Ian Hislop take on their regular team captain duties while Richard Osman and comedian Maisie Adam join them as guest panellists.

Naga has previously appeared on the show, which is currently in its 66th series, as a guest panellist and guest host making the guest presenting role her third appearance overall.

Earlier this year, Naga opened up about the "crippling pain" she experienced as a result of a decades-long health battle with adenomyosis.

Opening up about the condition, Naga revealed that she was diagnosed just last year after bleeding "for 30 days on the trot".

Symptoms of the condition, which happens when endometrial tissue grows into the muscular wall of the womb, can include pelvic pain, heavy periods, and bloating.

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"I went through this for 32 years before being diagnosed. Even then, there is no, like, cure, there is no treatment," she said.

Describing her first period at age 16, Naga added: "I was very ill. I threw up. I had started my period. It was very heavy. I was in extreme pain, crying, doubled over, feeling faint. And that became my routine every time I had my period.

Since her diagnosis, Naga has worked to raise awareness of the condition and was recently honoured for her work by British Vogue for their 25 women defining and redefining Britain in 2023.

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