Sally Nugent sparked concerns on Monday morning’s BBC Breakfast as she was once again missing from the iconic red sofas.
Sally, 52, usually hosts the morning programme at the start of the week alongside Jon Kay.
But Jon was joined by Sarah Campbell on Monday to read the latest news from 6am – with no mention of Sally’s absence.
Just weeks ago Sally was once again missing on the show, with Sarah taking over in another shake-up.
Sally had appeared hoarse while reading the news and was spotted with Lemsip beside her in the studio.
Absent: Sally Nugent (second left) sparked concerns on Monday morning’s BBC Breakfast as she was once again missing from the iconic red sofas
Fresh face: Sarah Campbell stepped in for Sally in a shake-up to the presenting line-up
Viewers urged her to take some time off and get some rest – as she was clearly suffering.
The mother-of-one was then forced to take time away from the sofa as she recovered from the flu – with Sarah stepping in to save the day once again.
In May, Sally and her husband Gavin Hawthorne decided to go their separate ways after 13 years of marriage.
According to friends, the couple, who have a teenage son, had been ‘moving in different directions’.
‘It’s very sad but they are no longer together,’ said the source.
Star: After covering major sporting events – including football World Cups – for the BBC, Birkenhead-born Nugent became a regular presenter for BBC Breakfast
The source added: ‘I think they tried to tough it out for quite a while as they didn’t want to split up if they could possibly help it for the sake of their son but they clearly couldn’t make a go of it.
‘They’ve both been very guarded about the reasons behind their growing apart but it’s been plain for a while that they had been and now it’s obvious that they haven’t been able to resolve that despite clearly trying for some time.’
Gavin, with whom Sally shares a teenage son, reportedly moved out of the couple’s £1.3m home.
The presenter has seen her career go from strength to strength in recent years, going from a sports journalist to becoming a permanent presenter of BBC Breakfast to replace Louise Minchin in late 2021.
BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Private life: The presenter, who has never even publicly acknowledged her ex husband’s name, has seen her career go from strength to strength in recent years