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BBC Breakfast host Steph McGovern has confirmed reports she is expecting a baby with her girlfriend.
The Sun on Sunday reported the news via a source today, and the popular host has taken to social media to confirm she ‘with child’.
The 37-year-old denied she was pregnant last year, when she tweeted: “For those who are congratulating me on my 'pregnancy'. I am not 'with child', I am 'with pot belly'.” She ended the tweet with a pig emoji.
For those who are congratulating me on my 'pregnancy'. I am not 'with child', I am 'with pot belly'. 🐷
— Steph McGovern (@stephbreakfast) January 16, 2018
The tweet had McGovern’s followers laughing at her self-deprecating humour, and the presenter referenced the tweet today (14 July), when she confirmed the Sun’s reports: “I see my news is out! Yep, I am no longer with pot belly...... I am now with child.” She finished the tweet with a pregnant woman emoji and the hashtag #BabyOnBoard.
I see my news is out!
Yep, I am no longer with pot belly......
I am now with child. 🤰🏼#babyonboard
— Steph McGovern (@stephbreakfast) July 14, 2019
A source close to McGovern told the Sun the star and her partner were ‘absolutely thrilled’ at the news.
The source said: “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 source also revealed the star, whose partner is a TV executive: ‘suffered really badly with morning sickness’ adding: “She was sick recently, just seconds before going on air.”
McGovern has previously addressed people assuming she was pregnant was just part of ‘life on camera’, saying: “I’d definitely be in the wrong job if I got offended by comments like that.
“Even my own auntie asked me once if I was pregnant after seeing me on the telly that’s just life on camera.”
It is believed McGovern will give birth in November.