Naga Munchetty hits back at troll slamming her for BBC Breakfast interview when she wasn't even on the show

BBC Breakfast star Naga Munchetty fires back at troll’s ‘childish’ remark

Told to 'turn off the hate'

Naga Munchetty has slapped down a troll moaning about her on BBC Breakfast when she wasn’t even part of the show.

Social media users ridiculed the hapless tweeter after they claimed Naga was “childish”. The troll claimed their criticism concerned an interview conducted with Grant Shapps.

But it was the troll who was shown up after Naga courteously informed them she hadn’t been at work.

The troll had apparently confused Naga with Victoria Derbyshire, who interviewed the Transport Minister instead.

That's Victoria Derbyshire interviewing Grant Shapps on BBC Breakfast today
That’s Victoria Derbyshire interviewing Grant Shapps on BBC Breakfast today, not Naga Munchetty (Credit: BBC Breakfast Twitter)

What was Naga Munchetty accused of?

The Twitter troll claimed just before 8am this morning (Friday March 25) that they’d turned BBC Breakfast off.

That was apparently because they didn’t appreciate the way they thought Grant Shapps was being interviewed.

The troll suggested Naga was being “childish” in her “normal” manner.

Read more: Naga Munchetty under fire over ‘rude’ interview on BBC Breakfast

But the badly-typed post also suggested Naga was ‘blaming’ the MP in a discussion about P&O Ferries job losses.

The troll concluded their tweet: “So tiresome.”

BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty
Troll just didn’t have a clue (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

What did Naga say?

Naga picked up on the tweet – and just under an hour later quote-tweeted it to her near 270,000 followers.

She destroyed the troll’s mistaken or bad faith claims by replying: “I’m not at work today.

“Maybe you should turn off your default setting of hate instead?”

Naga then signed off with a kiss and: “Have a lovely day.”

How did Twitter users react?

Some Twitter users dismissed the troll as a “mug” as they repeatedly informed them Naga wasn’t on the box today.

Others suggested an apology was in order – but the troll has not responded or made any further tweets.

There were also several suggestions that the account making the bizarre accusations might not be authentic.

Should’ve gone to Specsavers!

But many other Twitter users put forward the troll visit an optician, too.

“Someone needs to go to their optician. Just a hint,” tweeted one respondent.

Read more: BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty fires back after being branded ‘arrogant and condescending’

Another wrote: “Should’ve gone to Specsavers! Naga is not on telly this morning.”

“It appears many of us feel you should take a ride to Specsavers!” a third summed up.

BBC Breakfast airs on BBC One every day from 6am. Naga isn’t necessarily on every show, though.

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