It's been officially confirmed, Sally Nugent will replace her predecessor Louise Minchin as the new face of BBC Breakfast.

Sally, who has been working on BBC Breakfast for 10 years as a sports presenter, said she was "thrilled" she will now front the show alongside Dan Walker from Monday to Wednesday, reports the Mirror.

Posting on Twitter and Instagram, the 50-year-old presenter spoke of her delight at being chosen as the show's new co-host.

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Accompanying a photo of herself in the BBC studios, her post read: "Delighted to be the new co presenter on @bbcbreakfast with @mrdanwalker.

"Working with a brilliant production team behind the cameras too. Let’s get started."

What many people don't know is Sally was born in Birkenhead in 1971, before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication arts and French from the University of Huddersfield.

The budding broadcaster's first ever media gig was at BBC Radio Merseyside, before moving on to report on and read the sports news on BBC North West Tonight.

In 2003, the 50-year-old star became a sports reporter for BBC News, appearing on national bulletins, before making the move to the BBC News Channel.

Before nabbing the role of Dan Walker's co-host on BBC Breakfast, Sally had already been a regular feature on the early morning show for some years.

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In November 2011, the host began to work as a co-presenter on BBC Breakfaster on a freelance basis, taking to the famous sofa whenever regular presenters were unavailable or on annual leave.

When the show moved to its new location at Media City in Salford, Sally and Mike Bushell began presenting sport bulletins on the programme from April 2012.

Away from the cameras, Sally is happily married to a man she shares one child with, a son.

The star has never revealed her husband's identity, nor does she share too much information about her only child.

The star may like to keep her marriage private, but Sally doesn't mind revealing that when it comes to jewellery like her wedding ring, she likes to keep it local.

She told The Express: "I buy all my pieces from a friend, who runs a family jewellers called David M Robinson.

"Everything from my 21st birthday present from my parents and my Rolex watch to my engagement ring are from there."

One thing the presenter is happy to discuss online is her adorable pooch, Sadie.

Sally's family pet is a regular feature on her Instagram page, where she routinely shares snaps of her beloved dogs with her 32,100 followers.

The sweet cavapoo - that’s a mix of a Cavalier King Charles and a toy poodle - looks like she gets pampered regularly by the Nugent family.

Earlier this year, Sally treated the pup to a new collar in order to support a good cause, a Motor Neurone Disease charity.

Sally wrote alongside an adorable snap of Sadie wearing her new blue-and-yellow attire: "Happy birthday Doddie Weir.

"To celebrate Doddie’s 50th I treated Sadie to a very smart @myname5doddie collar and lead. A change from her usual pink sparkly one!"

Sally, Sadie and the rest of the family all reside in a cosy, tranquil home.

Based on glimpses of her décor choices revealed on Instagram, Sally seems to be a fan of soft creams and neutral interior choices in her property.

In one snap taken at her pad, Sally sat on the cream-carpeted stairs with a glass of bubbly in hand to celebrate the Royal Television Society Awards.

Behind her, a set of family photographs can be seen, along with various elegant vases, while the staircase banister rocks a string of white fairy lights.

During lockdown, the BBC star gave her Instagram fans a look at her outdoor space, as she enjoyed a garden party.

Sally captioned a snap of the scene set up to comply with coronavirus restrictions: "The most beautiful setting for a socially distanced tea party."

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