BBC Breakfast replaces Jon Kay with Ben Thompson as fans divided over schedule

BBC Breakfast replaces Jon Kay with Ben Thompson as fans divided over schedule


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BBC Breakfast fans were less than impressed after tuning in to the morning programme as Sally Nugent and Ben Thompson presented the show.

Ben was hosting the show in place of Jon Kay and prior to the programme the England women's football team, the Lionesses, had won their match against Germany and the country was in uproar.

The BBC news programme shared clips from the game, from crowds celebrating up and down the country and interviews with the football players themselves.

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The first hour of the show was mainly taken up with football talk and some of the viewers were not happy.

Some took to Twitter to comment on the morning's schedule.

A furious fan tweeted: "That's enough football now, surely?"

Another added: "Is this the only news we're going to be having for the foreseeable? For f**** sake, get a grip!"

The early morning news programme took the opportunity to show patriotism and pride after the Lionesses' incredible 2-1 win against Germany.

They interviewed proud supporters throughout the country and showed audiences videos from behind the scenes, including a clip of the team on the bus after the game as they jumped up and down and sang to each other.

One reporter was sent to Trafalgar Square where viewers were told they could join in the festivities from 11 o'clock on a first come, first serve basis.

He told the camera that the Lionesses will be making an appearance in the square and that the DJ decks will be blaring football classics such as Sweet Caroline and Freed From Desire.

England player Chloe Kelly famously dropped the microphone to go and sing Sweet Caroline with her team mates during the middle of an interview after the girls' historic win.

She was talking to an interviewer and held the mic as she spoke to the camera, but once she heard her team mates shouting and saw them all dancing with each other, she quickly ran off and joined in the fun.


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