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Manchester Evening News
Paul Gallagher

BBC Breakfast shows off first makeover in a decade - but the famous red sofa will stay at Salford studios

The BBC Breakfast team has revealed its first studio makeover in over a decade, ushering in a new era for the popular morning show. The revamped multi-purpose studio, which will be shared with BBC Sport at Salford's Media City, features cutting-edge broadcasting technology, including high-tech graphics and three additional cameras.

Presenters Sally Nugent and Jon Kay will be the first to helm the programme from the newly designed set, while still retaining the iconic red sofa that viewers are familiar with. Nugent expressed her delight, stating, "We have recently celebrated our 40th anniversary and this is a great gift to mark the occasion."

Kay added, "Our new studio is state of the art, and we couldn't be more pleased with it. We're looking forward to bringing the public the same BBC Breakfast they know and love from a fresh new setting."

The revamped studio will also serve as the broadcasting location for the daily Sportsday programme, live bulletins on BBC One and BBC News, and the Football News Show on BBC iPlayer. The shared use of the studio reflects the corporation's commitment to providing the best value for audiences.

Helen Brown, senior news editor for sport, expressed excitement about the upgrade, highlighting the impact it will have on their output. She remarked, "The new studio is a brilliant update that will completely elevate and revolutionise our output. Sportsday showcases the BBC's original journalism, live action, talking points, and human interest stories and is one of the best performing programmes on any news channel in the UK."

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