Rachel Riley To Join BBC Breakfast? – after the departure of Susanna Reid to the new ITV Breakfast show it looks like the Beeb is about to strike back with the signing of Rachel Riley to take over Susanna’s morning spot.
The Countdown hottie would be the perfect replacement for Susanna as she combines great looks with great intelligence.
Rachel is best-known for replacing Carol Vorderman in the iconic beauty with brains role on C4’s Countdown where she has become a firm favourite with viewers (especially male viewers). In recent months she has added several other strings to her bow most notably with her pre-Christmas appearance in the last series of Strictly Come Dancing, where of course one of her fellow competitors was Susanna Reid.
Rachel is also currently co-hosting the Gadget Show with Jason Bradbury. She took over the main female presenting role after Suzi Perry left the show.
A BBC source is quoted in the Mirror as saying ‘Rachel ticks a lot of boxes and is at that stage in her career where she might be ready to try something new. After losing Susanna, the BBC know they have to hit back and ensure they can cling on to viewers.’
Although Rachel is seen as the ‘girl most likely’ it is certainly not a one horse race as the current stand-in for Reid, Sally Nugent, is also a strong contender with other names such as Louise Minchin and Emma Crosby also apparently in the frame.
We bet that if Rachel lands the BBC Breakfast role she will be smiling as much as she is in the photo here!