Naga Munchetty admits she was expelled on last day of school over explicit drawings
Naga Munchetty has admitted that she managed to get kicked out of school on her last day due to explicit drawings by her and her classmates on her shirt.
The BBC Breakfast host confessed to Rhod Gilbert on his Comedy Central show Growing Pains — reported via Daily Mail — that her time at Graveney School in Tooting came to a difficult end.
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"It was the last day of school and it's when you cut loose and you all sign each other's shirts on the last day of school," said the 47-year-old.
"We would draw pictures, so, I got expelled for... we'd draw big penises and boobs and periods on the shirts."
Munchetty revealed that she still has the shirt in question, complete with its various X-rated adornments.
Gilbert offered reassurance that she was in good company, though, pointing out that "we were all obsessed with drawing c*** and b***s when we were teenagers".
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Earlier this week, Munchetty was forced to leave the BBC Breakfast sofa halfway through the show due to problems with her throat.
She ultimately did not return and Charlie Stayt fronted the rest of the broadcast on his own.
Munchetty took on a role as one of the hosts of Breakfast in 2014 after working for numerous other BBC shows since 2008.
Her first role in journalism after graduating was as a reporter on the Evening Standard, followed by a stint as a business reporter for The Observer.
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She revealed in an interview last month that she was told to "toughen up" during her career in newspapers prior to television, and would often go home in tears.
"I remember when I first decided I wanted to explore being on air, I was told: 'You are quite sensitive. You do take criticism quite hard and you dwell on things. You need to toughen up'. And I did."
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