Steph McGovern, 37, announced her departure from BBC Breakfast in October last year. The business correspondent has since revealed she will be fronting her new programme The Steph Show on Channel 4.
It comes as her colleague and friend Sinead Rocks, a former BBC director of education, was appointed C4’s Managing Director for Nations and Regions last April.
According to The Sun, Sinead oversaw the setting up of new centres in Glasgow and Bristol and its national headquarters in Leeds — where The Steph Show will be made.
When her appointment was announced, Channel 4 said she would be “working with other executives and leaders across the business.”
However, Channel 4 has reportedly denied Sinead had any involvement in The Steph Show.
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Sinead Rocks is a managing editor at Channel 4 (Image: CHANNEL 4)
A spokesperson for the broadcaster told the publication: “Sinead Rocks has no role in the commissioning of programmes and had no involvement whatsoever in the commissioning of The Steph Show.
“All commissioning decisions are made by the Director of Programmes Ian Katz and his team.
“We undertook a rigorous pitch process for the new daily live show and the commission of The Steph Show from Expectation and Yorkshire-based Can-Can was based purely on merit.”
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