Former BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern gives birth to a baby girl

Isobel Frodsham
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Former BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern has given birth to her first child.

The journalist, 37, confirmed the news on Twitter on Friday afternoon.

She said: “Well hello world, just surfaced to let you know that we now have a daughter! Born on Monday morning just as @BBCBreakfast was wrapping up. We’re all fine and dandy. Just getting used to the eau de sick/poo I am now regularly wearing.”

McGovern previously revealed she was pregnant back in July.

After announcing the birth of her daughter, she was congratulated by Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis, the football club she supports, Middlesbrough FC, and Strictly star and her former colleague, Mike Bushell.

It comes after McGovern announced she was stepping down from the role after eight years to take up a new position as a news presenter for Channel 4.

Titled The Steph Show, the new programme will be broadcast from Channel 4’s new national headquarters in Leeds.

The show has been billed as being a mix of light current affairs, entertainment and lifestyle and will see McGovern interview figures from showbiz, politics and other genres.

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