Beloved BBC Breakfast star's sudden disappearance from sofa explained after landing new role on major show | The Sun

SALLY Nugent's disappearance from BBC Breakfast has been explained after days off-screen.

The beloved presenter, 51, hasn't been seen on the iconic red sofa in a week now.

Jon Kay, who typically hosts with the star from Monday to Wednesday each week, has fronted the flagship show with a number of stand-in hosts.

And The Sun can reveal Sally had previously agreed with bosses to take the week off the show in order to focus on Strictly Come Dancing.

Last week she was announced in the hit BBC ballroom show's Christmas special celeb lineup.

Since landing the gig Sally has been juggling hosting BBC Breakfast as well as training with her pro partner Graziano Di Prima.

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But her clear schedule over the past few days has meant she can focus on getting her routine right for the special.

A source said: "Sally is so excited to have been asked to take part in the Strictly special this year.

"She's been putting her all into the rehearsals with Graziano and the pair have clicked.

"With the recording of Strictly taking place at Elstree Studios in London on Tuesday night it wasn't practical for Sally to be on BBC Breakfast which is based in Manchester.

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"Dress rehearsals and other filming commitments with the show meant she was needed in London."

The Sun understands Sally will be back on air from next week.

Sarah Campbell stood in for the mum-of-one on Monday as the journalist read the news with Jon, 53.

Tina Daheley wowed viewers when she took over the reigns on Tuesday morning in a festive red blouse.

BBC Breakfast airs on BBC One and iPlayer.

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