Steph McGovern to host The Steph Show Channel 4 from 2020

Steph McGovern is to leave BBC Breakfast to host her own daily live show on Channel 4.

Starting from Spring 2020, The Steph Show will air live from Channel 4’s new national HQ in Leeds.

Channel 4 say the show “will be a mix of entertainment, lifestyle and light current affairs as Steph meets a variety of guests from the worlds of showbiz, politics and beyond.

“Steph will be joined by a different, well-known co-host each week for a lively look at the topics of the day, as well as consumer affairs, fun features and lots of interaction with the viewers – all filmed in front of a live audience.”

Steph, who announced in July she was expecting her first child, said: “I’m really chuffed to be creating my own live show with Channel 4 in Leeds.

“It’s going to be nerve-wracking, but there’s nothing I love more than finding out what makes people tick, whether it’s a famous face or someone we haven’t met yet who has a cracking story to tell.

“This is a dream come true for me and I can’t wait to get started next year. Just a small matter of having a baby first!”

Jo Street, Head of Daytime, Channel 4, added: “Getting Steph to present the brand new live daytime show is the best possible way to start my Channel 4 adventure.

“Steph is a brilliant broadcaster with great intelligence, warmth and wit… and a good measure of cheek and mischief as well. She embodies all the qualities I want Channel 4 Daytime to be – and I know Steph is going to do a fantastic job as we start a daily conversation with our audience.

“Broadcasting this new show live from Leeds is an important moment for Channel 4 as we further cement our commitment to out-of-London commissioning and showcase the home of our new national HQ.”

Ian Katz, Director of Programmes, Channel 4, commented: “Steph is one of the warmest, smartest and funniest talents on British TV and I’m thrilled she’s joining Channel 4. She’ll deliver a massive dose of energy and fun to our schedules and kickstart the Channel 4 day.”

Rebecca Papworth, Managing Director of programme makers Can Can Productions, added: “It was always a coup getting the brilliant Steph McGovern involved with our bid, so we could not be happier to be working with Steph, Channel 4 and from the wonderful City of Leeds. Roll on 2020!”

Steph McGovern hosts The Steph Show on Channel 4 from Spring 2020.