STEPH McGovern is a BBC TV host most famous for her work on BBC Breakfast, Watchdog Live and Shop Well for Less.
The telly presenter has announced that she's expecting her first child with her partner. Find out more below…
Is Steph McGovern pregnant?
Yes! – The telly presenter has told family and friends that she is expecting and is due in November.
She famously joked when she was asked 18 months ago if she was expecting: “I am not with child — I am with pot belly.”
On July 13, 2019 a source said of her baby news: “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.”
The insider also told how Steph, whose partner is a TV exec, had “suffered really badly with morning sickness in the early days, before anybody knew”.
The source went on: “She was sick recently, just seconds before going on air.”
Who is Steph McGovern?
Steph McGovern, 36, is a British TV presenter from Middlesbrough, known mostly for her work on BBC Breakfast – where she was the main business presenter.
She is a former Irish dancing champion and still attends international competitions, where she helps to coach other dancers.
Steph attended University College London where she studied Science Communication and Policy and when she was just 19 she was awarded “Young Engineer for Britain” after saving Black & Decker £150,000 a year by helping to improve production techniques.
Steph is 5ft 9" tall and is not thought to be married.
What TV shows has Steph McGovern worked on?
Steph's first taste of working at the BBC came when she was 19 and made a guest appearance on a programme about women in science.
Following this appearance, Steph started work experience on Tomorrow's World and went on to become a part-time researcher while she studied.
The TV personality has also appeared in CBBC show Pocket Money Pitch, Can Britain Have a Payrise?, BBC Watchdog and Shop Well For Less alongside Alex Jones.
She's now made Have I Got News For You's list of guest panellists, too, after the BBC introduced a rule that there must be one female panellist appearing with Ian Hislop or Paul Merton on every episode.
Steph regularly appears on BBC Breakfast and caused a stir when she appeared to flash her underwear accidentally while reviewing the newspapers.
Watchdog Live on BBC One is also fronted by Steph.
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What did Steph McGovern say about class and the gender pay gap row?
In February 2018, Steph told The Sunday Times that said her salary only just reached six figures after the BBC renegotiated contracts in the wake of the gender pay gap row engulfing the Corporation.
The Watchdog host, who describes her accent as "strong and Smoggy", claimed a manager once told her she was "too common" to present the news.
She said: "It's not as simple as a gender issue, it's partly down to class. There are a lot of women who do a similar job to me who are paid a hell of a lot more… who are a lot posher than me."
Steph added: "What the BBC doesn't do enough of is thinking about getting people from more working-class backgrounds. It's just posh."
She did not name anyone, but The Sunday Times reported seven of nine women in the news category who earn more than £150,000 were privately educated.
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