PUBLISHED: 10:07, Sun, Sep 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:07, Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Former BBC Breakfast star Steph McGovern, 38, has reflected on the difficulties she experienced while hosting The Steph Show during the coronavirus lockdown. The presenter fronted the Channel 4 programme from her home and was joined by guests who appeared remotely over video calls.
Steph, who welcomed her 10-month-old daughter with her partner last year, announced that her show would be taking a break in April to “give her family their home back”.
She is now preparing to relaunch the show with a new name, Steph’s Packed Lunch.
The programme will be broadcast from a studio live from Leeds, rather than from the comfort of her own home, which is a relief for the mum-of-one.
Addressing the technical issues she faced at the time, Steph admitted hosting the show from home was “the most stressful” broadcasting experience she has had so far.
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Steph McGovern addresses 'stressful' moment (Image: CHANNEL4•BBC)
Steph McGovern is relaunching her show as Steph’s Packed Lunch (Image: CHANNEL 4)
She divulged: “From doing it at home, that was the most stressful broadcasting I’ve ever done in my life.
“You’re relying solely on technology, and there were so many times where I didn’t even know if I was on telly or not any more.
“I felt like it was me chatting in my room and I didn’t know if there was anyone watching.”
The Channel 4 favourite then revealed: “I feel like technically I’ve had the worst that could ever happen, and now I’m around people, I know that as long as I’m