Charlie Stayt's Career in BBC: Married for 2 Decades, But Inexpressive About Wife and Children

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Charlie Stayt's Career in BBC: Married for 2 Decades, But Inexpressive About Wife and Children

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1962-06-19
  • Age 58 Years 9 Month(s)
  • Nationality British
  • Birth Place Gloucester, United Kingdom
  • Profession Broadcaster
  • Zodiac Sign Gemini
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Son/s Jake Hamilton
  • Daughter/s Phoebe Senara
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife/Spouse Anne Breckell (m. 1995)
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Wedding Date 1995
  • Gay No
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • College Birmingham City University
  • Height/ How Tall? N\A
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Light Brown
  • Eye Color Light Brown
  • Siblings 2

After Bill Turnbull left BBC Breakfast in 2016, fans were wondering if the show would continue with the same intensity in days to come. However, the charm and the popularity of the show are yet to falter, thanks to this another host who continued to render his services in BBC Breakfast.

Caption: Charlie Stayt on sets of BBC Breakfast.


Career in BBC:

Caption: Charlie Stayt hosting BBC Breakfast.

He is none other than Charlie Stayt who has been on the show since 2006. In Turnbull's absence, he has taken the charge of running the place i.e. BBC Breakfast. Although Charlie has been working as a journalist over a decade, his break in BBC came through the radio.

Charlie was the host of the news program, The Way It Is, which won Capital Radio’s award. He also reported for BBC Radio 5 live.

Charlie joined BBC Breakfast in 2006 as a relief presenter initially. By December of the next year 2007, he was the presenter on Fridays and Sundays. The very following month in January 2008, he was appointed as a weekend presenter for BBC Breakfast.

The studio of the show moved to Salford along with Bill Turnbull, Susanna Reid, Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin on December 12 of 2011. Charlie runs the show on Thursdays and Saturdays alongside Naga Munchetty.

Embarrassing Moment:

On April 24, 2016, Charlie Stayt was bashed as he misspelled ‘education’ while reporting live on BBC Breakfast. Charlie missed the alphabet “c” while writing ‘education’ at the classroom in Southampton.

Following the event, Bill Turnbull funnily credited Charlie of starting a twitter trend. He even made Charlie spell that word.

Bill was quoted saying, "There we go, it was a typo, we'll forgive him."

Married and Children:

Caption: Charlie Stayt & Anne Breckell on The TRIC (TV & Radio Industries Club ) Awards in Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, England on March 13, 2012.


Charlie Stayt is a married man. He is married to Anne Frances Breckell since 1995. There are altogether four members in his family which consist of his wife and two children: Jake Hamilton and Phoebe Senora. Although Charlie has always remained mum about his wife and children, there seem to be no signs of divorce with his wife.

Caption: Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty- BBC Breakfast - 10th December 2015

Leaving Lady Gaga Speechless!

BBC viewers were shocked to see Lady Gaga looking less animated than her usual avatar as she answered questions about ongoing politics issues on Friday's episode of BBC Breakfast in October of 2016.

Chatting with Charlie Stayt, the 30-year-old songstress Gaga left the audience dodge when she announced that she had 'nothing to say' in an interview littered with painful silences.

Seeming unaware of the tension that rose, Charlie Stayt asked the singing sensation her views on Donald Trump, and she sullenly responded: 'I have nothing to say about him.'

Pressing the matter further, the BBC presenter then questioned:

 'He claims he represents people who have been unrepresented, who haven’t had a voice?'

Gaga then sighed:

 'I think, what is most important is for us to try and decipher what is real and what is not. And what is honest and what is dishonest. And be accepting of those things and not operating from fear.'

While the Grammy singer Gaga appeared uncomfortable speaking about the issue, the presenter Charlie pushed even further, remarking:

 'I’m intrigued that you literally won’t say anything about him. You have endorsed Hillary Clinton - What do you think that she will do that he will not?'

While it initially seemed that Lady Gaga was not going to answer the question, after ten seconds of silence she said:

 'I think she will do a good job.'

She added:

 'Some people want to win… races. Other people want to be president of the United States and change people's lives… It’s about the intention. I believe the truth will reveal itself… people are smart.'

Born on June 19, 1962, Charlie Stayt is an American Journalist and broadcaster. Stayt studied at Wycliffe College and Birmingham Polytechnic. He is best known as the host of BBC Breakfast. Charlie started his career as a radio broadcaster in Gloucester. He also hosted reality shows like Jailbreak and Are You Telepathic.