Naga Munchetty declares 'I'm not for everyone' after getting warning from BBC

Naga Munchetty has let her jumper do the talking, after getting a rap from the BBC about topping her salary with ad work.

The BBC Breakfast journalist has been given a warning by bosses after moonlighting with a series of NatWest ads.

But the 45-year-old seemed unbothered as she emerged in Salford wearing a cheeky slogan jumper.

Munchetty was pictured outside the BBC with colleague Charlie Stayt, and had changed out of her work clothes for something a little bit more comfortable.

She donned a grey sweatshirt reading ‘I’m not for everyone’ – perhaps a dig at the Twitter trolls she regularly deals with.

Munchetty wore the jumper with a pair of ripped jeans and trainers, and was pictured chatting to Stayt, who was still suited up, following their morning of work. 


The journalist made headlines this week after it emerged that the BBC had spoken to Munchetty for shooting a series of ‘business interviews’ for bank NatWest with people including Ed Balls. 

The fees are an added bonus for Munchetty, who is on a salary of up to £195,000 a year at the Beeb. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Naga earns an enormous wage on the BBC already.

‘There’s a lot of foot soldiers in the newsroom who are on a pittance compared to her who can’t even dream of earning what she does who are furious about her external engagements.

‘How can she remain impartial if she’s doing corporate gigs for a banking giant in her free time?’

It was Munchetty’s second warning, after she appeared in a corporate PR video for Aston Martin. 

A spokesperson for the BBC said: ‘Since this event, Naga has been reminded of the risk of conflict of interest when undergoing external engagements.

‘We are developing clearer direction in this area as part of our wider work on impartiality and will have more to say on that in due course.’

Last year, the TV star was found to have broken impartiality guidelines at the BBC, after she condemned President Trump for telling female politicians to ‘go back’ where they came from.

However, the ruling was overturned by then BBC chief Lord Tony Hall, who said the corporation was not neutral on racism.

Tim Davie is the new Director-General of the BBC, and in his introductory speech, he drilled in the importance of impartiality.

Davie said that this would not involve ‘abandoning democratic values such as championing fair debate or an abhorrence of racism’, but is ‘about being free from political bias, guided by the pursuit of truth, not a particular agenda’. 

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