Where is Steph McGovern on BBC Breakfast? – Latest News


 It’s not gone unnoticed that Steph McGovern has been absent from the BBC Breakfast sofa in recent weeks  The presenter has become well-known for fronting the business news part of the show – and has also become well-known as the host of the BBC’s consumer show Watchdog  But she’s not been around on Breakfast of late – so what’s going on, and has she vanished from our screens for good?  Here’s what you need to know… Where is Steph McGovern on BBC Breakfast?  There’s no real mystery to Steph’s absence – as she’s gone on maternity leave ahead of the birth of her first child  The presenter announced back in July that she was expecting a baby with her girlfriend    A source told The Sun at the time that the couple would be keeping Steph’s pregnancy private, saying: ‘Steph and her girlfriend are absolutely thrilled  ‘Everyone at the Beeb is delighted too – she is one of the most popular faces on and off the red sofa  ‘But she won’t be doing any magazine shoots any time soon – she values her privacy too much ’ When is Steph McGovern’s baby due?  The presenter has revealed she is due to give birth some time in November  She confirmed the pregnancy by referring to previous speculation that she was pregnant, which she had denied by explaining she had a ‘pot belly’  ‘I see my news is out!’ Steph said. ‘Yep, I am no longer with pot belly….I am with child  She went on to admit on BBC Breakfast that it had been a ‘bit of a tough start’ to the pregnancy – almost throwing up on co-host Charlie Stayt at one point  ‘I’m all good thank you,’ she said. ‘Bit of a tough start. But I’m alright now,’ before saying: ‘Charlie nearly got covered in watermelon one morning ’  When co-host Jon Kay joked that she needed to prepare herself for the ‘broken nights and lack of sleep’ Steph quipped: ‘Well that’s what we do anyway ’ Is Steph still presenting Watchdog?  Despite being on maternity leave from BBC Breakfast, you’ll still see Steph on the current series of Watchdog, which kicked off on BBC One last week  The eight-part series continues on BBC One tonight at 8pm.

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