Sally Nugent has been a presenter on BBC Breakfast since 2021, here’s how much she earns

BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent is a show staple since she took over the presenting duties in 2021. Here’s how much she makes on the show.

BBC Breakfast Sally Nugent Salary
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BBC Breakfast Sally Nugent Salary

BBC Breakfast’s Sally Nugent took over as a full-time presenter on the show in autumn 2021. After the departure of long-standing host Dan Walker in May 2022, Sally Nugent has been a show constant. Before making her way to the BBC Breakfast table, Sally presented the daily sports news for 10 years.

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Sally Nugent’s Salary for BBC Breakfast

Sally has interviewed many popular celebs recently including rapper Stormzy and Kevin Sinfield and has been a big hit with the viewers. Born in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, Sally went to Upton Hall School FCJ. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and French from the University of Huddersfield.

The sports enthusiast took over her BBC Breakfast role in October 2021 replacing Louise Minchin, confirmed GoodtoKnow. Initially Sally co-hosted the show with Dan Walker but ever since his exit, she’s doing her job alongside Jon Kay.

Wondering how much she gets paid? BBC previously revealed in its annual report that Sally Nugent's salary for 2022-2023 is between £178,000 - £184,999. The figure puts her in the same bracket as fellow TV presenters Clare Balding and Michael Vaughan.

Her fellow presenters make more than her - Naga Muchetty earns between £335,000 - £339,999, Charlie Stayt earns £190,000 - £194,999, and Jon Kay earns £185,000 - £189,999. This makes Sally the lowest paid presenter on the BBC Breakfast table.

The 52-year-old has never revealed her net worth or salary officially but she remarked in 2020 that she’s not paid much. A Twitter user suggested that her shoes were by luxury designer Christian Louboutin and therefore. She earns more than the chancellor, to this she replied:

My shoes are from Marks and Spencer and I guarantee the Chancellor earns more than me #Just Saying

Why was Sally Nugent absent from BBC Breakfast?

Despite being a fan favourite, today’s (November 8) BBC Breakfast episode saw Sally being absent from the show with a replacement host filling her spot.

According to, Sally Nugent was absent from the Breakfast table today as she’s suffering from a cold. This comes after she appeared unwell for the past two and yet soldiered through the show. The shake up comes as fans realised her health was worse then she led on.

The took to X and shared:

@Sallynugent well done for soldiering on today! I believe we may have the same cold!!
Shout out to @sallynugent who presented @BBCBreakfast full of a cold! Proper, trooper!!! Go Sal!!
How ill does Sally sound this morning, I think she needs a lemsip and to go home to rest #BBCBreakfast.

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