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Steph leaving BBC Breakfast for Channel 4

rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Steph McGovern will not be returning to BBC Breakfast. She's to present a new live show for Channel 4.

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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
rob posted:
Steph McGovern will not be returning to BBC Breakfast. She's to present a new live show for Channel 4.

Such an original show name. That'll please some on here no end! Laughing
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
That will explain Ben Thompson's comment a few weeks ago about now doing Breakfast permanently!
chris Granada North West Today
Is this Steph leaving the BBC completely, including Watchdog? The reporting suggests just BBC Breakfast but it’s a brave move if everything.
London Lite Founding member London London
A shame, but at least she has her own gig at a more acceptable hour where she can fit in between her parenting duties.

Also good to see a lifestyle lunchtime show back on C4.
pip2 Meridian (South) South East Today
The best thing about Breakfast is to host a daily current affairs show.
pip2 Meridian (South) South East Today
I hit submit before commenting. As usual, I don't know what to think.
lobster Anglia (East) Look East
It will be a bit like when Richard and Judy did the same thing.... I give it a year....
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pip2 Meridian (South) South East Today
It could find an audience if it's The One Show on 4 at 8.
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
The title is dire. But interesting to announce a show before the studios have even been completed being built yet.

I know there’s been no decision of her future on Watchdog, but it will be a shame if she leaves that too. Though if she does go - they need a hard hitting journalist to take the helm and don’t just put Michelle Ackerley in her place as I predict they will do.
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Should've included her surname in the show's name.
Custard56 London
I don't consider Steph McGovern to be a huge loss to BBC Breakfast as its business presenter and occasional stand-in main host - it's not like Bill Turnbull leaving or a Susanna Reid-esque defection. Though it is the loss of a familiar face. The good thing is that Breakfast already has Ben Thompson in place as their other familiar business presenter.

To be honest, it's the kind of news I was expecting to hear first about Naga Munchetty, following the BBC debacle surrounding her.

Does anyone know whether this is Channel 4 venturing back into breakfast television or is it later in the morning / day?
Last edited by Custard56 on 21 October 2019 7:32pm

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