Naga Munchetty discovers the meaning of 'Netflix and chill'
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BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty has taken to Twitter to react following an announcement from her colleague of 13 years. The newsreader, 46, didn’t hesitate to react after the broadcaster’s business presenter revealed her plans to move to rival broadcaster ITV in March.
In view of her 265,200 followers, Naga penned her co-star a sweet message.
She wrote: “Congratulations! xx”
The BBC newsreader was responding to her colleague’s exciting news.
Yesterday, BBC News correspondent Sarah Corker had announced that she was leaving the broadcaster to join rival ITV.
She told her 6,000 followers: “I’m delighted to be joining @ITVNews as the Social Affairs Correspondent based in the north of England in March.
“It’s been quite the journey at @bbcnews over the last 13 years.
“Thank you to my fantastic colleagues & friends.
“Excited for the next chapter at ITN,” she ended her post.
BBC business presenter Lewis Vaughan Jones also responded to the news.
He wrote: “Congrats Sarah!”
Senior journalist at the BBC Leanna Byrne, penned: “You’re going to smash that beat Sarah! Delighted for you xxx.”
While the broadcaster’s Kyiv correspondent, James Waterhouse, commented: “Mega exciting and very deserved.”
Elsewhere, days ago Naga told how she had mistakenly invited someone round to “Netflix and Chill”, without knowing the phrase was a euphemism for something else.
Speaking to her listeners on her BBC Radio 5 programme, the star spoke to lexicographer and language podcaster Terry Victor, who brought up the phrase “Netflix and Chill”.
“Netflix and Chill” originated as an internet slang term and is used as a euphemism for sexual activity – typically casual sex.
However, this common phrase was lost on Naga, who appeared to have been taking it literally all this time.
“It’s like ‘Netflix and Chill’ popped up. That’s a phrase that people now understand,” Victor said as Naga asked whether it meant to relax.
“Yeah, well the relaxing is very intimate,” Victor replied euphemistically, “You come round to somebody’s house for a Netflix and Chill.”
Naga appeared flabbergasted, exclaiming: “Oh! Oh my goodness. So It’s like a date? Or a booty call?”
“Yes, it’s like a booty call. I think that’s the way you’d put it. A booty call,” her guest replied, causing Naga to later lament inviting “someone to come over for Netflix and to chill out.”
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