STEPH McGovern has been forced to pull out of her own Channel 4 show Packed Lunch after being forced to isolate.
She had to skip the programme – which has guests in the studio and even a small audience – despite testing negative for coronavirus.
Former Blue Peter star Helen Skelton revealed she had been drafted in at the last minute to present the Leeds-based show in the 38-year-old’s place.
She appeared in a brief preview saying: “Obviously I’m not Steph – she is fine but she’s having to self-isolate.
“She’s tested negative for coronavirus but she’s following government guidelines and she will be back very soon.”
Helen added: “We miss you Steph. I’ll try not to break anything.”
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The presenter was the main business host on BBC Breakfast for years, before quitting to work for Channel 4 instead.
Packed Lunch got a rocky start after Barb viewing figures revealed that at 12.56pm on one September day not a single viewer tuned in.
The channel gave their backing to the programme and its presenter, saying: “Steph has brought a blast of energy to our daytime lineup and we’re delighted with the live shows the team has produced.”