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Naga Munchetty hits back after being told she’s ‘gained a few pounds’

Naga Munchetty hits back after being told she's 'gained a few pounds'

‘Thank goodness for people like Paul!’ Naga Munchetty hits back after being told she’s ‘gained a few pounds’ (while debating the best way to prepare a crisp sandwich!)

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty has hit back at an online troll after being told she’s ‘gained a few pounds.’ 

The straight-talking host reacted in typically dry fashion following the poorly judged quip, posted in response to an earlier tweet about the best way to prepare a crisp sandwich. 

Reposting a Spectator article on the frivolous subject, Munchetty, 47, tweeted: ‘I always add “ready salted” crisps to my sandwiches (no other flavour works for me), but never go for a solo crisp sandwich. Each to their own I say.’ 

Not happy: BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty has hit back at an online troll after being told she's 'gained a few pounds'

Not happy: BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty has hit back at an online troll after being told she’s ‘gained a few pounds’

The post prompted an immediate debate among followers, but one took the opportunity to uncharitably target the presenter’s weight. 

In a tweet that has since been removed, he wrote: ‘You look well Naga, but, you’ve gained a few pounds recently. Don’t let it progress…’  

The well-meaning but ultimately clumsy post was greeted with sarcasm from Munchetty, who referred to him by name while responding. 

Response: The presenter lashed out after being told she's 'gained a few pounds' in a tweet that has since been removed

Response: The presenter lashed out after being told she’s ‘gained a few pounds’ in a tweet that has since been removed 

With tongue firmly in cheek, she wrote:  ‘Thank goodness for people like Paul.’

Naga was greeted with a wave of supportive responses from loyal followers, with one writing: ‘Nice bit of body shaming there Paul, would you say that to someone’s face, or do you only feel brave enough on Twitter?’ 

A second added: ‘If Paul knew anything about you and the calibre of woman you are, he would not have wasted his time. And still you rise!’ 

While a third wrote: ‘I’ve reported it as offensive & abusive. Not sure it will make any difference but we have to do better at looking our for others. Sorry you had to waste your energy on it.’ 

Naga Munchetty hits back after being told she's 'gained a few pounds'

 

Salty reply: The poorly judged comment was posted in response to an earlier tweet by Munchetty about the best way to prepare a crisp sandwich

Salty reply: The poorly judged comment was posted in response to an earlier tweet by Munchetty about the best way to prepare a crisp sandwich

Munchetty previously sparked friction with BBC Breakfast co-host Charlie Stayt during what should have been a light-hearted segment about the World Scotch Pie Championships last November. 

As Stayt, 59, explained the different categories, she barked: ‘You can’t just sit here and read a list and not discuss the list.’

Her repeated interruptions were accompanied by a scornful look, and there were other awkward exchanges during the live show. 

When Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty was discussing his new suit and Stayt said he wouldn’t ‘carry it off well at all’, Munchetty chimed in: ‘Everyone agrees, by the way.’ 

Naga Munchetty hits back after being told she's 'gained a few pounds'

Getting involved: Naga was greeted with a wave of supportive responses from loyal followers

Getting involved: Naga was greeted with a wave of supportive responses from loyal followers

Previously: Munchetty previously sparked friction with co-host Charlie Stayt during what should have been a light-hearted segment about the World Scotch Pie Championships

Previously: Munchetty previously sparked friction with co-host Charlie Stayt during what should have been a light-hearted segment about the World Scotch Pie Championships

Naga Munchetty hits back after being told she's 'gained a few pounds'

The tension did not go unnoticed by the show’s three million viewers.

One took to Twitter to say they had to switch off over the way Munchetty was ‘goading’ her co-host, adding: ‘I really don’t think there is any need. I find it very uncomfortable to watch.’

Another said: ‘I find Naga so rude lately… always cutting Charlie off mid-sentence. It’s not probing and questioning, it’s just bloody rude. Let the man speak.’

While a third appealed to producers to stop putting the pair on together, adding: ‘It’s so awkward to watch… Naga can’t hide her distaste for him.’

A spokesman for the BBC has since insisted there is ‘no credibility’ in rumours of friction between Munchetty and Stayt. 

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