'BBC Breakfast' host Steph McGovern expecting a baby with her girlfriend

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Steph McGovern poses in the press room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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.

Steph McGovern with BBC colleagues Sally Nugent and Dan Walker at the TRIC Awards 2019 50th Birthday Celebration held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

“But she won’t be doing any magazine shoots any time soon — she values her privacy too much.”

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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.

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