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Breakfast

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Summary

"Breakfast" is a morning news magazine simulcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel. It contains a mixture of news, sport, weather, business and lighter items such as celebrity interviews. The show has its origins in "Breakfast Time", Britain's first national breakfast show. Launched in January 1983, it was revolutionary at the time for mixing hard news with more accessible features. A cosy atmosphere was created with sofas and bright colours. Frank Bough, Selina Scott and Nick Ross originally anchored the show, later joined by Debbie Greenwood. Under several presenters including Jeremy Paxman and Jill Dando, the programme took on a more serious news format when it was relaunched in 1986 as "Breakfast News". The sofa set returned in 2000 when the show became "BBC Breakfast". Now simply referred to as "Breakfast", the show is presented live from MediaCityUK studios in Salford Quays.

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