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Steph leaving BBC Breakfast for Channel 4

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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
NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
That will explain Ben Thompson's comment a few weeks ago about now doing Breakfast permanently!
CH
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.
LL
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.
PI
pip2 Meridian (South) South East Today
The best thing about Breakfast is to host a daily current affairs show. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50123720
PI
pip2 Meridian (South) South East Today
I hit submit before commenting. As usual, I don't know what to think.
LO
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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PI
pip2 Meridian (South) South East Today
It could find an audience if it's The One Show on 4 at 8.
RD
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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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Should've included her surname in the show's name.
CU
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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