EMOTIONAL TIES: Naga Muchetty on the little things that mean the most

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty on funky footwear, silly-rules card games and the one thing that keeps her marriage strong.

Chris O’Donovan
Chris O’Donovan

I’m of the age where I still remember photo albums – my mum used to make brilliant ones. Recently, I went on some big holidays – to New Zealand, South America and Japan – so I had these photo books made. They’re lovely to have.

Chris O’Donovan

I commissioned this picture for me and my husband James [Haggar]. I gave it to him on our anniversary. The letters are made up of tiny badges relating to things that we do together, such as golf and travel. It’s really personal to us both.

Chris O’Donovan

James and I love James Bond. We’ve got a couple of old movie posters that we’ve framed. They hark back to another era – I sometimes cringe at how women are portrayed in the older films. But I think they’re slowly catching up.

Chris O’Donovan

I love colourful, fun and funky trainers. I grew up in the era when they were starting to be cool, but as a kid I couldn’t afford any of the really nice ones. I’m making up for it now, though – I probably have ten pairs.

Chris O’Donovan

When I was growing up, my dad played rummy with me – basically blackjack with silly rules. As a student, pre-screens, I’d sit for hours watching rubbish TV and playing cards. Now I always take a pack on holiday – it’s an easy way to while away the time.

Chris O’Donovan

Since James and I got together 18 years ago, we’ve always had cats. Now we’ve got three: Missy, a rescue cat who’s a tough nut; a black kitten called Xena; and Bella, who is a quarter Persian tabby. I think animals are so therapeutic.

Chris O’Donovan

I took up golf 11 years ago and play three or four times a week, with a handicap of nine. It’s a real marriage-strengthener: James and I always play together. That’s four hours to have a chat – how often do married couples do that?

Chris O’Donovan

I designed this bookshelf to fit all my old Enid Blyton books. Now it’s full, and I’m constantly having to rejig and give books away to make space for new ones. I’m a voracious reader and own a Kindle, but I love the feeling of a book.

Interview by Charlotte Pearson-Methven 

Naga presents BBC Breakfast on BBC One every day from 6am