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Steph McGovern: 'I worry' Channel 4 star opens up on the 'hardest thing' amid BBC exit


The TV broadcaster recently debuted The Steph McGovern Show on Channel 4 earlier this month. Now, the 37-year-old has expressed her concerns after taking the reins on her solo programme after she left BBC Breakfast.

The mum-of-one went on maternity leave last year and returned to BBC Breakfast in January but only to say an official goodbye to the programme.

Steph has now taken to her living room to present her new Channel 4 offering amid the UK lockdown following the coronavirus pandemic.

She revealed her biggest worry hosting her own show as the social distancing rules have impacted normal broadcasting schedules.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk and other publications, Steph admitted the biggest challenge will be to keep her front room clean while balancing work and motherhood.

She explained: “The biggest challenge will be keeping the front room clean. Like yesterday I cleaned the whole front room and made dinner. And then I was like, ‘Oh my God it’s a mess again’.

“Obviously I’ve got a baby but she doesn’t care. So I think that’s going to be the hardest thing.”

The TV personality admitted she preferred to broadcast in “real environments” but is prepared to make the best of her time at home.

“That’s the same for anyone working at home. With this issue now you’re doing a conference call and suddenly your pets in the shot,” Steph remarked.

“But then again what I find quite relaxing is that if everything is perfect I just worry something is going to go wrong.”

Steph finished: “I prefer to be in real environments but yeah, [the main challenge] is keeping my room clean. That’s the biggest thing I worry about.”

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It comes after Government guidelines insisted that only key workers attend their employment amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The British public have been urged to stay at home and only go out for essential items.

It seemingly appears Steph has certainly maintained a grasp of her cleaning duties as she continues to present from her living room.

Meanwhile, she has spoken candidly about her former colleagues’ reaction to her exit, as the star admitted “people love to think we don’t get along”.

Steph was a regular fixture on the BBC sofa alongside Dan Walker, Louise Minchin, Sally Nugent, Mike Bushell, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

She admitted her former colleagues were “pleased” for her embarking on a new venture.



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