Steph McGovern attends the TV Choice Awards in London's Mayfair on September 9
Broadcaster Steph McGovern has given birth to a baby girl, admitting today that she is now 'getting used to the eau de sick/poo I am now regularly wearing'.
The 37-year-old, who has been on maternity leave from the BBC but is moving from Breakfast to Channel 4 next spring, gave birth on Monday morning.
The business journalist from Middlesbrough, who also hosts the BBC's Watchdog, had the baby with her girlfriend, who is a television executive.
McGovern told her 383,000 followers on Twitter this afternoon: 'Well, hello world, just surfaced to let you know that we now have a daughter!
'Born on Monday morning just as BBC Breakfast was wrapping up. We're all fine and dandy. Just getting used to the eau de sick/poo I am now regularly wearing.'
In January 2018, fans congratulated her after spotting what they thought were signs of a baby bump - but she replied: 'I am not with child, I am with pot belly.'
Then in July this year, she revealed she really was pregnant with her first baby, saying the 'news is out' and was 'now with child' and 'no longer with pot belly'.
An insider said at the time that she 'suffered really badly with morning sickness in the early days, before anybody knew' and was once sick just seconds before going on air to present Breakfast.
McGovern presents BBC Breakfast with Dan Walker, but has recently been on maternity leave
In January 2018, she joked: 'For those who are congratulating me on my 'pregnancy'. I am not 'with child', I am 'with pot belly'.'
Admitting that she wasn't offended by the comments at the time, Miss McGovern said her own aunt had even questioned whether she was expecting.
'I wanted to clarify I wasn't and get in there before my boss started arranging my maternity cover!' she added.
Next spring, McGovern will begin fronting The Steph Show, a daily lifestyle and current affairs programme broadcast live from Leeds.
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