Daybreak announces new morning presenters

Matt Barbet is one of the two presenters announced for Daybreak's new line-up.
Matt Barbet is one of the two presenters announced for Daybreak's new line-up. Photo:

Matt Barbet and Ranvir Singh will be the new presenters of the first hour of ITV1’s Daybreak, ITV has announced.

Matt, who currently presents Channel 5 news, and Ranvir will join the new-look Daybreak to present the first hour of the programme between 6am and 7am followed by Daybreak’s new main presenters Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones.

The pair will take up their new roles later this year.

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Excited to say I'll be joining the new team at Daybreak to present 6-7am with Ranvir Singh...

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...sad to leave all my friends at 5News but after almost five years, a fresh challenge is due.

Matt said: "I'm hugely excited to be joining the team at ITV. During my career to date I've been privileged to cover some massive stories, from the Afghan war to the Royal Wedding, and I'm looking forward to bringing that experience to my new role on Daybreak."

Ranvir added: “I’m very excited about joining Lorraine, Aled and Matt. We’ll be buzzing with all the morning news and having a laugh along the way I hope. I can’t wait to get started!”