Naga Munchetty shares emotional tribute as BBC Breakfast colleague dies – leaving 'massive gap' in show | The Sun

NAGA Munchetty has led tributes for the late BBC News cameraman Raeph Ballantyne.

The presenter took to Twitter to pay tribute to Raeph who she described as a "wonderful, kind and sweet man".


The 47-year-old also sent her condolences to the BBC cameraman's loved ones in the heartfelt post, shared with her 277,000 followers.

Naga wrote: "A wonderful, kind and sweet man.

"Brilliant at his job,  generous to those he worked with – I was lucky enough to film with him on a few occasions.

"He will leave a massive gap of talent and kindness. He will be sorely missed.

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"Sending love and condolences to Raeph's loved ones."

News of Naga's colleague's death was first shared by Tony Smith, who is also on the camera team.

He shared a picture of Raeph and told his followers they were "reeling" over his death today.

Tony added: "We have lost a dear friend. Raeph Ballantyne was one of the kindest, gentlest, most talented colleagues you could hope to work alongside. Gone far too soon."

It's believed that Raeph was in hospital for some time before his death, however, the cause isn't known. 

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He began his BBC career 15 years ago as a location engineer in the news gathering operations team.

Through his work, he came into contact with big names including Barack Obama and Greta Thunberg.

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays from 6am on BBC One.


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