Steph McGovern’s new programme The Steph Show will be brought forward by Channel 4
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The 37-year-old television presenter was originally meant to film from Channel 4’s new headquarters in Leeds in the spring, but she will instead go live on air from Monday (30.03.20) to helm her new daytime show as part of the broadcaster’s schedule during the coronavirus lockdown.
She will be springing onto TV screens live from her own home to discuss a mix of entertainment, lifestyle and current affairs as part of the channel’s mission to provide viewers with updates of the virus.
Director of Programming Ian Katz said:
‘The need for high quality, trusted journalism is never greater than at times of national crisis and we will be regularly extending Channel 4 News over the coming weeks – alongside a range of current affairs and factual programming which will help keep our audience well-informed through these uncertain times.
‘But I believe Channel 4 can go much further than this – and 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’.
He dubbed Steph as the “perfect person” to be the face of their new mission to help viewers make the most of their time in self-isolation.
‘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.
‘Giving people a structure to their day – and helping them to use their time stuck at home constructively – is going to be incredibly important and I’m delighted to be announcing a range of new programming under the banner of Lockdown Academy’.