The Steph Show to be broadcast live from McGovern’s home because of coronavirus

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Channel 4 has brought forward the launch of The Steph Show - and it will now be broadcast live from presenter Steph McGovern’s home.

The daily show, which is “a mix of entertainment, lifestyle and light current affairs" was due to be filmed in front of a live studio audience at Leeds Dock, with a launch date “this spring”.

However, the decision has been made to bring the launch forward to Monday and broadcast from McGovern’s home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The former BBC Breakfast presenter said: “So this might not be how we planned it, but I’m itching to get on air and get chatting to all the people out there doing amazing stuff through these crazy times.

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“Whatever you’re up to, we want to bring some much-needed joy to your day and help you navigate your way through the madness.”

Director of Programmes Ian Katz added: “I want us to be the place that captures – and hopefully lifts - the mood of the nation, connects people and helps them get through the next few months of uncertainty and isolation with a combination of useful advice, stuff to do, cheering diversion and plain fun.

“The perfect person to do that is Steph McGovern, one of the best-loved and most versatile broadcasters in the country and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring forward the launch of her new show, broadcast live from her Yorkshire home daily from Monday.”