Steph McGovern, 37, has spoken out on the BBC’s reported decision to reduce consumer affairs program Watchdog. The broadcaster is expected to cut down the show and turn it into a segment on The One Show.
Consumer journalism is my thing
Watchdog largely focuses on investigating companies which have failed consumers.
Steph, who has been a part of the show for the last five years, took to social media to open up on the news.
She told her 392,500 Twitter followers: “It was an honour to present @BBCWatchdog for @BBCOne over the last 5yrs. A fab team + institution to be a part of. (sic).”
The journalist also revealed plans to explore her passion for consumer issues as part of a new show.
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Steph thanked the broadcaster for her time on the show (Image: GETTY/WENN)
Steph said it was an 'honour' to present the show (Image: GETTY)
She added: “Consumer journalism is my thing so I’ll be getting my teeth into lots of issues with my new daily live @Channel4 show launching in Spring. #TheStephShow.”
Whilst fans were disappointed about the BBC show, which first launched back in the 1980s, many shared their support online for the presenter’s new venture.
One user wrote: “Gutted about Watchdog being sidelined to a segment off the one show. Looking forward to your new show. (sic).”
Another added: “Exciting times!!! You will be brilliant!”
Steph previously presented the show for five years (Image: GETTY)