19 Facts About BBC Breakfast


BBC Breakfast Time lasted 150 minutes, initially being transmitted between 6:30am and 9:00am, before moving to a 6:50am to 9:20am slot on 18 February 1985.

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In July 2010, the BBC announced that Breakfast was moving to their new studios in Salford Quays.

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The BBC Breakfast announced that with the April 2012 move to Salford, co-presenter Sian Williams and sports presenter Chris Hollins preferred not be included in the move to the North of England.

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London-based newspapers have reported extensive criticism of the BBC Breakfast move, but a decrease in audience did not occur, with the retention of an approximate average of 1.

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On 19 March 2013, BBC Breakfast updated its "lower thirds" to match the graphics and fonts used by the rest of BBC News since the previous day.

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On 26 May 2022, the BBC announced that Breakfast, along with the BBC News at Six and Ten will be revamped in June 2022 to include a completely new studio and presentation, as part of a wider rebrand of the BBC.

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Local regional programmes will be revamped over the coming months to tie in with the regional BBC Breakfast channels broadcasting in HD by the beginning of 2023.

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BBC Breakfast encourages viewer response and interaction via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.

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BBC Breakfast was criticised for its decision to uphold complaints over Munchetty's comments.

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Note: Sunday editions of BBC Breakfast are presented by two of the regular stand-in presenting team.

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BBC Breakfast took on the role in September 2019 after being appointed in July 2019.

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BBC Breakfast replaced Adam Bullimore, who had held the role since 2013.

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Alison Ford, previously the UK Editor for BBC Breakfast Newsgathering, was the editor of the programme until her death in July 2013.

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BBC Breakfast has a regular panel of experts who appear to provide specialist insight or analysis into news stories when they are required.

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BBC Breakfast additionally presented from College Green, Westminster in anticipation of the unveiling of Chancellor George Osborne's spending review and at the unveiling itself, both in October 2010.

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From 27 July to 12 August, BBC Breakfast rebranded to Olympic Breakfast and presented from a temporary studio built for the 2012 Olympics with a view of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the background.

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In September 2006, BBC Breakfast launched its own video podcast called the BBC Breakfast Takeaway.

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BBC Breakfast News had already launched three other services: Newsnight, the Ten O'Clock News and STORYFix .

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The BBC Breakfast Takeaway was available Monday to Friday in MP4 format where it could be downloaded and viewed from a home or office computer.

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