Susanna Reid To Be Replaced On 'BBC Breakfast' By 'Strictly Come Dancing' Co-Star Rachel Riley?

10/03/2014 09:49 | Updated 10 March 2014

Ever since Susanna Reid announced that she would be leaving BBC Breakfast to move onto pastures new at ITV, there's been a lot of talk about who will be replacing her.

If the latest rumours are to be believed, her heir to the 'BBC Breakfast' throne (well, sofa at least) could be a little closer to home than she might have thought...

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Rachel Riley

'Countdown' presenter Rachel Riley, who competed against Susanna in the most recent series of 'Strictly Come Dancing', is thought to be the producers' current favourite to front the morning show.

As well as 'Countdown', which she has been a part of since the departure of Carol Vorderman in 2008, the 28-year-old's presenting credits include Channel 5's 'The Gadget Show' and hosting duties on Manchester United's 'MUTV'.

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Susanna Reid

Other potential candidates for the job include Channel 5 news presenter Louise Minchin and current relief presenter Sally Nugent.

She tweeted: "I'm very excited to be joining Good Morning Britain. I have loved being at BBC Breakfast & will miss the team", before going on to describe the new venture as an opportunity that she "couldn't turn down".

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