Make Or Break-fast For BBC’s Sian Williams

Sian Williams is to quit BBC Breakfast when the show moves from London to a new Manchester HQ later this year.

She announced that she didn’t want to uproot her family, with the show’s sport presenter Chris Hollins also refusing to up sticks. But Williams’s longrunning presenting partner Bill Turnbull will be moving up north, only expressing a reservation about getting “bottoms on the sofa” – whether guests will be willing to journey to Manchester to appear on the show.

Williams’s agent however, implied the decision had more to do with her snooze button. ““This is not about going to Salford, but about a decade of getting up before the dawn chorus.

“We’ve been talking to the BBC for the past six to nine months about potential new roles where she doesn’t need to use her alarm clock quite so frequently.â€?

The Mirror also reported that staff have been given until the end of this month to decide whether they will move – holding a “Salford or f*** itâ€? drinks party to mark Thursday’s deadline.

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