BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent, 48, has set the record straight after a Twitter user claimed she earns more than Chancellor Rishi Sunak, 40, on the micro-blogging site yesterday. The claim came after political editor Steven Swinford shared a tweet about Mr Sunak ahead of his latest statement.
Steven shared a picture of the Chancellor along with details about his “smart mug”.
He wrote: “The classic picture of Chancellor preparing for statement has been released but there’s a TWIST.
“Rishi Sunak has a smart mug which keeps your tea at the *exact* same temperature for three hours.
“It even comes with a ‘charging coaster’. It was a Christmas present from his wife.”
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The Twitter user responded to the tweet, writing: “@sallynugent paid £4.99 for hers?
“But her Christian Louboutin shoes cost £500 and she probably earns more than Rishi! #justsaying.”
Setting the record straight, Sally told the person in question that her shoes are in fact from a retailer and insisted she doesn’t earn more than Mr Sunak.
She replied: “My shoes are from Marks and Spencer and I guarantee the chancellor earns more than me. #JustSaying.”
Sally’s co-star Naga Munchetty queried him about his latest budget announcement.
During their interview, host Naga asked him about the lack of support for some self-employed workers and also questioned him about the retention bonus scheme.
As part of the lengthy interview, he said: “I actually think it will make a significant difference, it is something that people were actually interested in calling for.
“Given the income distribution of those on furlough, we know that £1,000 can be a significant reward and incentive to employers to successfully bring staff back and continuously employ them.”