Inside Naga Munchetty’s marriage – from ‘pool hall’ first date to cat called kinky

Who is Naga Munchetty’s husband James Haggar – and how did they meet?

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Naga Munchetty is a well known name in media and the public eye as she presents BBC Breakfast every morning, but her husband — James Haggar — is also a big name in TV.

Naga has made a name for herself through her journalism career, best known for being a presenter but starting off as a reporter at Reuters Financial Television.

She famously tangoed into the nation's hearts with an appearance on Strictly in 2016 where she lasted until week four.

She has been working for BBC Breakfast since 2008 and has had her partner James with her the whole way.

Although Naga has been married to her husband James for years, the couple tend to keep their relationship out of the spotlight.

Here's everything you need to know about the little-known TV boss…

James' impressive career

James Haggar and Naga Munchetty tied the knot back in 2007
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James works as a television director and broadcast consultant and for a decade he worked as a senior director for CNBC International before working for Sky.

Between 2005 and 2012 he was also the senior director on Five News/OK TV before spending two years at the ITV Studios.

James also works on the Sky News panel show The Pledge.

Naga has said in the past that her husband James is a feminist.

She wrote in Glamour magazine : "My husband proudly declares himself a feminist, as do many of our friends, male and female – I think it's very hard not to."

How did Naga and James meet?

James and Naga had their first date at a pool club
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Naga is a keen golfer and often plays with her husband
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James and Naga were together for several years before they got married in 2007. Their first date was at a pool club as they are both fans of the sport.

Naga has many talents as she skilled piano and trumpet player, an accomplished golfer with a reported handicap of nine, and a skilled pool player!

On the Her Spirit podcast Naga said: "James and I don't row, and he's a lovely, lovely man, he's definitely the better half."

The pair live together in Hertfordshire and they often play golf together.

Naga told The Guardian in 2016 that golf is part of their relationship and keeps them close.

She said: "It gives us a few hours together when we’re walking and talking and catching up; it really makes a difference.

"Golf takes you on a journey together, and it means you stay in touch with one another."

Naga recently said that she 'doesn't do Valentine's Day' but they are still affectionate to one another.

She told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Head rub! I gave a head rub yesterday and it was received with such gratitude!"

Naga Munchetty children

Naga and James live together in Hertfordshire
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James and Naga don't have any children together however the pair do have two Siamese cats named Kinky and Ronnie.

This is as well as both of them being very busy when it comes to their jobs.