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Naga Munchetty, 45, was speechless after her BBC Radio 5 Live colleague Nihal Arthanayake brought up something she apparently wanted to keep very secret.The pair discussed Kiss rock legend Gene Simmons, who is also among his stage personality The Demon is known, but after she playfully insulted Nihal over a comment made during an earlier interview with the musician, he hit back in a surprising manner

After Nihal announced that Simmons would be performing on his 1pm show, he seemed overjoyed and played a soundbite from an earlier conversation with the bassist and co-lead singer, which was very complementary to the radio host / p>

“Gene Simmons thinks I’m a powerful and handsome man!” He laughed after playing the clip of the legend that said those very words

But the segment he held so close to his heart was immediately mocked by Naga

“The difference between us and Gene Simmons, however, is that he thinks it and we know it’s not you,” she returned,

There was an equally brief pause as Nihal processed the insult before responding, “Wow he didn’t think it, he said it”

This time it was Nihal’s turn to strike back with a statement that made the host of the BBC breakfast gasp

“Now I know why you were fired by the Samaritans,” he snapped, seeming to joke at the back of their insult

But the blunt reply left the radio star speechless for a moment, trying to find the right words

Samaritans is a charity that specializes in providing emotional support to people in emotional need, difficulty or at risk of suicide across the UK and Ireland She can be contacted via her 24 hour telephone hotline

But while Naga was just messing around with her co-star, the BBC host spoke earlier on the show about how some of the negative comments she has received throughout her career have stayed with her

The broadcaster spoke out despite receiving many positive comments from its fans It’s the negatives that don’t fade when she brings up her own experiences of abuse online

The honest reveal came while speaking to Labor MP Luke Pollard, who was molested online over the weekend after sharing a picture of him and his partner Sydney on Twitter for Valentine’s Day

Some users on the platform were quick to respond to Luke’s post with comments highlighting the age difference between him and his partner

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He said to Naga, “It must have been a good reminder that Valentine’s Day should be more about love than hate

“That was a useful reminder, unfortunately, as the post I believed I was posting the same as many of my friends – just pictures of themselves and their other halves to see that it was from trolls and whole right “

Naga went on to speak of her own experiences with online trolls, saying, “When I speak from personal experience, I get a lot of positive comments, but it’s the negative ones that really stay”

She continued, “There is this element that provokes open racism, homophobia, or bigotry

“So if it had happened on the street, I’d like to think that if someone shouted something abusive, someone would say, ‘Oi that’s not on – pack it up’

“But when it’s on social media and it’s covered up when it’s not shouted, people get away with it”

She added, “There’s a fine line Are you blocking you mute to turn off your notifications, or just take me on board so that I can stand there and do it?”

BBC Breakfast airs on BBC One from 6 a.m. on weekdays, and Naga’s Radio 5 live show continues at 10 a.m.

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Source: https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1399246/naga-munchetty-bbc-breakfast-radio-5-live-fired-samaritans-nihal-arthanayake-gene-simmons