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BBC Breakfast fans couldn’t help but note how ‘uncomfortable’ Naga Munchetty looked while talking to Nigel Farage on this morning’s show.

The 49-year-old presenter appeared to interview the Reform UK leader, 60, through gritted teeth, and her demeanor didn’t go unnoticed by viewers.

Farage – who recently announced he would be running in the upcoming election after his initial reluctance – was speaking to Naga and Charlie Stayt, when the conversation got heated as it turned to migration.

Naga repeatedly pulled Farage up on his figures, which he said showed ‘appalling’ levels of migration into the UK.

‘Two and a half million have come to Britain over the course of the last two years. In fact, one in 30 people on the streets of Britain today have come in the last two years, which is extraordinary,’ Farage said.

Naga replied: ‘Now that figure I will say, we have fact-checked that figure and that figure takes a look at the people coming in and hasn’t accounted for the people who have left.’

BBC Breakfast viewers thought Naga Munchetty looked ‘uncomfortable’ interviewing Nigel Farage (Picture: BBC)

Things got heated over the topic of migration (Picture: BBC)

Farage claimed that half are ‘not coming to work’ but entering the country as ‘dependents’, prompting Naga to ask: ‘Where did you get that figure?’

She then pointed out that ‘dependents’ could be children, who have potential to work in the future.

‘A massive influx of unskilled labour has driven down productivity,’ Farage added, to which Naga replied: ‘Productivity was an issue long before migration became a political issue.’

However, Farage pressed on and said the ‘scale in which’ migrants are entering the UK is ‘appalling’.

‘What’s appalling about it?’ asked Naga, to which he said: ‘Young kids can’t get houses.’

Naga said, ‘You’re blaming migrants,’ and Farage concluded: ‘I’m blaming the population explosion. It’s as simple as that.’

It wasn’t long before viewers took to social media in support of Naga’s questioning of Farage.

Naga has previously been praised for giving MPs a hard time (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)

‘Oh I do enjoy watching @TVNaga01 interview @Nigel_Farage on #bbcbreakfast,’ began @Tony_Tweeted, continuing: ‘Waited for a few minutes before pouncing on the venom he spouts. Thanks Naga. Made my morning.’

@Jonatha15554147 FARAGE added: ‘Farage made to sweat on BBC Breakfast.

‘Charlie and Naga didn’t let him get away with his usual figure tossing drivel,’ he said. ‘Even his dog whistling excuses were challenged for once. He’s a one-trick sham.’

User @Mick616161 said: ‘Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt could barely hide their disdain of Nigel Farage.’

She repeatedly pulled Farage up on his figures (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images for Style & Principal)

‘Naga Munchetty.. that body language.. she doesn’t even try to disguise her contempt! Keep crying dear,’ wrote @LoubugWindsor, while @StevieGAWA wrote: ‘Naga Munchetty was furiously clicking her pen and every answer [Farage] gave. Bravo.’

@CllrKarenJewitt said: ‘@TVNaga01 Just watched Nigel Farage on BBC very uncomfortable interview, to hear and see him talk about Rishi Sunak not understanding “our” culture, I am no fan of Sunak but this was horrible.

‘Naga Munchetty looked very uncomfortable, I felt her pain.’

This isn’t the first time Naga has made an MP squirm, as she was hailed ‘magnificent’ earlier this year after he skewered Chris Philp for defending Rishi Sunak’s remarks about the trans community.

A month later Naga was applauded for ‘tying Michael Gove in knots’ as she grilled him about the government’s newly released definition of extremism.

The Home Office announced the new definition to tackle an ‘increased threat’ to the UK, but the measure was instantly blasted by critics who argued it threatens freedom of speech, worship, and peaceful protest.

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays from 6am on BBC One.

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