Reid named as top Breakfast host

Susanna Reid has been named as the favourite breakfast TV presenter

Susanna Reid has been named as the favourite breakfast TV presenter

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TV host Susanna Reid has been named the most popular presenter of BBC Breakfast in a poll to mark the morning show's 30th anniversary.

Susanna, 42, won by a huge margin - pulling in more votes than the rest of the top ten combined.

Second in the survey by radiotimes.com was Sian Williams who left the show when it headed to Salford from London last year.

Susanna drew 52% of the votes, with Williams taking 12%, while Bill Turnbull pulled in 8% as fans chose from more than 40 presenters.

She said: "I am honoured to have earned the respect and appreciation of Breakfast viewers. I feel lucky even to be on the list of those brilliant presenters who have hosted this programme over the past 30 years."

Tim Glanfield, editor of radiotimes.com said: "Susanna Reid is undoubtedly the host most viewers want to wake up to."

Susanna, who first appeared on TV acting in the Channel 4 mini-series The Price in 1985, began her journalistic career at BBC Radio Bristol in the 1990s.

She was a late night reporter for BBC News 24 but was asked to stand in for a newsreader who had not arrived for their shift. She joined Breakfast in 2004 and became the main female presenter last year following Sian's departure.

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