BBC star pays tribute to ‘hero’ Naga Munchetty as she takes break from show
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‘I am so lucky to have her in my life.’ (Picture: BBC / GETTY)

Breakfast presenter has paid tribute to her co-stars in an emotional post, after announcing from the programme.

The broadcaster, who has regularly appeared on the red sofa alongside the likes of Jon Kay and , revealed in August that she was ‘exploring something new’.

She said: ‘I wanted to let you in on something I’ve been thinking about and working towards for some time now.

‘I am taking a little bit of a break from broadcasting and from the BBC in order to explore something new.’

Victoria went on: ‘So I – at the grand old age of 39 – going back to university.

‘I am enrolled in a full time masters course, psychological sciences, which I’ve kind of sold to my parents as a bit of neuroscience with some thinking and feeling stuff attached to it.’

She added: ‘You can probably understand why that would appeal and be something I’m interested in.

‘Should that all go well and I’m not terrible at it, I’ll be looking to progress and do a doctorate.

‘Perhaps four years from now you’ll be looking at Dr Valentine.’

Victoria is ‘exploring something new’ (Picture: @VValentineNews)

Following her announcement, Victoria celebrated her final BBC Breakfast shift on September 10, though she confirmed she still has a few early morning shifts on BBC World ‘over the next fortnight’.

She’s now paid tribute to her co-stars in a behind-the-scenes clip, showing cameras on Naga, Ben Thompson and weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker.

Victoria wrote: ‘One thing I’ll miss is the people.

‘These three are just wonderful. And all happen to be on air right now.

‘Brilliant broadcasters, pin sharp journalists & generous, compassionate friends.

Victoria marked her final Breakfast shift earlier this week (Picture: @VValentineNews / BBC)

‘What a stroke of luck to come to know @TVNaga01 @BenThompsonTV & @Schafernaker.’

In the video, she says: ‘Three of my absolute favourite people, all broadcasting simultaneously, elsewhere on the BBC.

‘I’ve got Tomasz Shafernaker, legend, fashion hero, I’ve got Naga here, who is just a wonder-woman, she is such a good soul and a good person and a great friend, and I am so lucky to have her in my life.’

She then laughed: ‘I don’t know what Ben is up to, what’s he doing? He’s on great form as well, I saw him for breakfast the other day and he’s great.

‘No one ever has a bad day with Ben Thompson, look at those heroes!’

BBC Breakfast airs from 6am on BBC One.