BBC Breakfast presenters Roger and Rachel

BBC Breakfast: Viewers divided over presenters Roger Johnson and Rachel Burden

Some called them the "backups for the reserves"

BBC Breakfast viewers were frustrated this morning as they watched presenters Roger Johnson and Rachel Burden host the programme.

The presenters were on the daytime TV show today (Saturday, July 25) and a number of those watching at home weren’t happy with their presenting styles.

Some viewers branded the episode “excruciating” to watch, while others claimed the hosts couldn’t “strike a sentence together” as they interviewed the guests.

Roger and Rachel on BBC Breakfast
Some BBC Breakfast viewers weren’t keen on today’s presenters, Roger Johnson and Rachel Burden (Credit: BBC)

What did viewers say about the BBC Breakfast presenters?

One viewer wrote on Twitter: “@BBCBreakfast, definitely the reserve team presenting this morning. Excruciating interview technique #bbc #BBCBreakfast #news #breakfast.”

Another demanded: “Where do the BBC get these breakfast presenters from? They can’t strike a sentence together. #bbcbreakfast.”

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Someone else replied, using all caps: “THE NEW GORMLESS.

A fourth wrote: “Backups for the reserves for the Sunday stand-ins presenting this morning #bbcbreakfast.”

ED! contacted the BBC for comment.

However, not everyone felt that way, as one viewer tweeted to say they thought today’s episode made for “easy watching”.

Backups for the reserves.

They wrote: “Easy watching #BBCBreakfast this morning. No attention-junkie autocue readers on the sofa.”

BBC Breakfast’s regular hosts include presenters Naga Munchetty, Charlie Stayt and longtime rival of GMB‘s Piers Morgan, Dan Walker.

Among those interviewed on BBC Breakfast today were Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medical Association, and telly GP Dr Amir Khan.

Elsewhere on the programme, viewers were on the edges of their seats as presenter Mike Bushell was out at a swimming pool to report on England’s leisure facilities reopening.

Mike Bushell on BBC Breakfast
Mike Bushell found himself near a swimming pool again (Credit: BBC)

Careful near the pool, Mike

A number of those watching feared he could end up accidentally falling into the water again, as he did famously several years ago when speaking to a team of British Olympians.

One tweeted, alongside swimming emojis: “#BBCBreakfast Back a bit Mike… back a bit…”

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“If Mike Bushell reporting from an Olympic-sized swimming pool doesn’t end with hilarious consequences I shall be asking for my money back!” laughed another.

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