Who are the top 20 breakfast TV presenters of all time?

We all enjoy watching breakfast TV, catching up with the news and celebrity gossip, but who are your favourite presenters and why?

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In a recent poll conducted by the Radio Times, where 33,000 people were asked to name their favourite presenter, Eamonn Holmes, the Northern Irish-born presenter was the nation’s favourite, winning 35% of the vote. With 11,734 votes, he is also the longest serving presenter of all time and was delighted to win the poll, commenting that all the early morning starts had been worth it.


Coming in second place with 7,397 votes was London-born Johnny Vaughan, presenter of the Big Breakfast from 2004 to 2011. He is also a film critic and radio personality.

Third place went to the relative newcomer to breakfast television, Piers Morgan, who took 2,133 votes. Piers Morgan, born in East Sussex, is a journalist and recently joined the team at Good Morning Britain. He is known for being outspoken and people either love him or hate him.

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The rest of the top 20 list is:

4th Dan Walker from BBC Breakfast 2016-present
5th Bill Turnbull from BBC Breakfast 2001-2016
6th and the first of the women presenters, Susanna Reid from Good Morning Britain since 2014
7th Louise Minchin freelance for BBC Breakfast
8th Steph McGovern Business presenter for BBC Breakfast 2012 – present
9th Chris Evans from Channel Four’s The Big Breakfast 1994-96
10th Lorraine Kelly, an original on ITV Good Morning Britain 1984-1993, currently the presenter of Daybreak.
11th place went to Naga Munchetty, from BBC Breakfast since 2010
12th Sian Williams from BBC Breakfast 2001-2103
13th Ben Shephard from Good Morning Britain since 2014
14th Penny Smith from ITV’s This Morning since 2010
15th Charlie Stayt freelance for BBC Breakfast
16th Kate Garraway from Good Morning Britain 2014 – present
17th Sarah Jane-Mee from Sky News Sunrise since 2016
18th Anne Diamond from Good Morning Britain
19th The late Jill Dando from BBC Breakfast Time
20th Sophie Raworth from BBC Breakfast.

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Our thanks go out to all these television presenters who get up in the early hours of the morning, to entertain and educate us over our breakfast cereal.