Charlie Stayt is the presenter of BBC Breakfast on BBC One where he broadcasts live to an audience of over 7 million people every day. During his time on the famous red sofa he has handled major breaking news stories and interviewed everyone from Prime Ministers to business leaders, Hollywood actors to sports personalities, music stars to inspirational fundraisers.
Before joining the BBC, Charlie was a correspondent and news anchor with ITN's Channel Five News, where he fronted their live coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attack. In addition to his role as a news journalist and anchor, Charlie also has huge experience across many areas of television programming. At FIVE he hosted the reality show Jailbreak, live studio debate programmes and live investigations into the paranormal with Carol Vorderman. He has also appeared in Dictionary Corner on Countdown.
Charlie’s talents don’t stop at news journalism and presenting. On BBC Breakfast, he has sung with the US tenor Noah Stewart, his cooking has been judged by Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry and he has cycled the Velodrome after being coached by Olympic Gold medalist Ed Clancy. He has also competed in Total Wipe Out and danced in front of 12 million people for Children in Need.
Charlie has a natural rapport with people from all walks of life and his gentle humour and relaxed but confident style mean that he is in constant demand from corporate clients. He has a wealth of experience hosting major live events, debates and award ceremonies.