BBC celebrates as BBC Breakfast moves into new studio

The studio will also be shared with BBC Sport

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BBC Breakfast has a new studio. (BBC)

BBC Breakfast has moved into a new studio and given a makeover for the first time in a decade.

Today marked the first broadcast from the new and improved studio with Sally Nugent and Jon Kay presenting from their upgraded set.

In a statement, Nugent gushed over her new workplace: “The new studio is a wonderful addition to BBC Breakfast, and I can’t wait to host the first live morning show on 26 June.

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"We have recently celebrated our 40th anniversary and this is a great gift to mark the occasion.”

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BBC Breakfast's new studio. (BBC)

Kay also said: “Our new studio is state of the art and we couldn’t be more pleased with it. We’re looking forward to bringing the public the same BBC Breakfast they know and love from a fresh new setting."

BBC News creative director Chris Cook celebrated the new studio on Twitter, writing: "So many people to thank - but it’s been a real team effort to get @BBCBreakfast on air in its new forever home. It’s the Breakfast you know and love but fresher, brighter and, we hope, more modern. Next up - Sports News. Thank you to everyone who played a part."

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Carol Kirkwood hosts weather on BBC Breakfast. (BBC)

The official BBC Breakfast Twitter account also said: "All change on Monday…. A new look in a modern new studio but a familiar one too for #BBCBreakfast. Join 5 million viewers every day watching the UK’s favourite morning show," and gave viewers a look at the colourful new set.

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The studio is located at Media City in Salford and features state of the art technology, three more camera and extra floor space.

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Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty on the new BBC Breakfast set. (BBC)

The new studio is part of the BBC's plan to construct facilities that can be used by multiple departments.

While BBC Breakfast will be the main show broadcast from the studio, BBC Sport will also be using the facility with it being used for the daily Sportsday programme.

The Football News Show, which airs twice a week on BBC iPlayer, will also be filmed at the new studio.

BBC Breakfast runs Monday - Sunday from 6am on BBC One, BBC News and iPlayer.

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