Matt Barbet and Ranvir Singh join ITV Daybreak

Matt Barbet and Ranvir Singh join ITV Daybreak

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

The pair, who take up their new roles in September, will join the refreshed Daybreak to present the first hour of the programme between 6-7am followed by Daybreak’s new main presenters Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones.

Matt, currently with Channel 5 News 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, former BBC North West Tonight presenter, 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!”

David Kermode, Daybreak Editor, said: “We are so excited Matt and Ranvir are joining the team. They have the perfect blend of personality, authority and live broadcasting experience to make great breakfast TV. We can’t wait to welcome them to the ITV family, to join Lorraine and Aled and the rest of the team”.

Updated: Monday 11 June 2012