Sally Nugent thrown into the mix to replace Louise Minchin on BBC Breakfast

The rumour mill has been sent into overdrive after Sally Nugent announced on Tuesday's episode of BBC Breakfast that she'd received two nominations at the National Television Awards.

It was then speculated that because of Sally's recent success she could be in for a promotion – with Louise Minchin soon to be stepping down from her presenting role on the show.

Earlier on in the year, fans were left astounded as Louise confirmed that she would be leaving the programme after 20 years of service.

It has not yet been confirmed when Louise will leave but there has been a lot of talk about potential candidates and the Sports presenter has now been thrown into the mix.

On Tuesday's show, Sally explained that she had received two NTA nominations for two documentaries.

The two in the line up were; Marcus Rashford's Feeding Britain’s Children and Rob Burrow: My Year with MND.

Sally explained: "It has been a privilege to follow both Rob and Marcus' inspirational journeys and to cover two incredibly important subject matters in these documentaries.

"To be nominated twice for such a prestigious award means the world to myself and the BBC Breakfast and Sport teams."

This was followed up by BBC Breakfast editor Richard Frediani, who added: "BBC Breakfast has closely followed Marcus Rashford’s quest to end child food poverty and Rob Burrow's mission to raise awareness of MND throughout 2020 and beyond, so it was the next natural step to explore their remarkable stories in more depth.

"I am absolutely delighted to receive two NTA nominations and I’m incredibly proud of the team behind the films."

On Wednesday's programme, Sally visited Rob and his family at home to confirm the happy news that they'd been shortlisted and are now invited to attend the glitzy bash.

Meanwhile in July, the BBC formerly kicked off it's recruitment process to replace host Louise in the form of a job advertisement.

The job description reads: "A BBC Breakfast presenter needs to combine the knowledge and confidence to deal with the main stories and the ability to entertain and inform millions of viewers

"We are looking for someone with significant broadcasting experience who is confident at setting the day’s agenda in a way that is relevant and relatable to the BBC Breakfast audience."

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