BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent missing from show after split from husband – as familiar face steps in | The Sun

BBC Breakfast star Sally Nugent was mysteriously missing from the big red sofa today.

The star usually presents the show alongside Jon Kay on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Sally, 51, presented the show as usual on Monday and Tuesday but was nowhere to be seen this morning.

She was instead replaced by pregnant Nina Warhurst, a regular stand-in on the show, who took up hosting duties alongside Jon.

No reason was given for Sally's disappearance.

It comes amid claims that the star has split from her husband.

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Reports indicate that she and her businessman husband Gavin Hawthorn, 52. have gone their separate ways and he has moved out of the family home.

Sally had not been wearing her wedding ring in recent months on BBC Breakfast, prior to the split revelation.

The pair share a teenage son, but have been 'moving in different directions' recently.

The split is said to be 'amicable'.

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A friend of the couple told The Mail: "It's very sad but they are no longer together.

"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."

Reports suggest the pair's careers made have played a part in the demise of their relationship.

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