When Steph McGovern was nineteen she was named ‘Young Engineer for Britain’ but her career has since taken a different path. Today she’s gone on to be an award-winning journalist.

Steph hosts The Steph Show on Channel 4, though she is best-known for presenting BBC Breakfast. She’s held the fort on BBC’s Breakfast show for the last five years and also worked to become an integral member of the Watchdog team.

The journalist and TV presenter is 37 years old and has certainly kept quiet about her personal life over the years. However, in July 2019 she announced that she was expecting her first child!

It’s clear to see that she’s a very successful presenter but how much do we know about Steph’s love life? Who is Steph McGovern’s partner? Here’s everything you need to know.

Steph McGovern

Who is Steph McGovern’s partner?

Because Steph clearly likes to keep her private life private, it’s currently unknown who her partner is. And it looks like it’s staying that way.

All we know is that Steph has a girlfriend and that she works for the BBC as well. According to Hello! Magazine, Steph’s other half is a ‘TV Executive’.

According to the BBC, Steph has to travel up and down the country for work meaning that she may not get to see her partner as often as she’d like to.

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From rumours to the real thing

Steph has admitted that for the industry she’s in a thick skin is required as many people will criticize TV presenters and their looks.

Pregnancy rumours have surrounded her on and off for years. It got to a point for Steph where she actually took to Twitter to put an end to the rumours.

She said: “For those who are congratulating me on my ‘pregnancy’. I am not ‘with child’, I am ‘with pot belly'”.

However, in July 2019, she referred back to her previous tweet to actually announce her pregnancy by saying: “I see my news is out! Yep, I am no longer with pot belly…… I am now with child”.

In November 2019, Steph gave birth to a baby girl and a source revealed that “Steph and her girlfriend are absolutely thrilled.”

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Steph McGovern.

Steph’s bumpy baby journey

Pregnancy is never an easy ride but reports have said that Steph’s has been difficult from the outset.

Right after confirming her pregnancy on July 14th, 2019, she admitted on television that she had been suffering badly from morning sickness.

Steph said on BBC Breakfast that she had “Bit of a rough start. But I’m alright now.” She also admitted that she almost threw up on her co-host Charlie Stayt at one point… now that would have been some brilliant television!


The presenter took just a few months of maternity leave as after giving birth in November, she returned on our screens in January 2020.

The Steph Show

Steph’s fans took to Twitter after the announcement of her pregnancy to beg her not to leave her position after having her baby. They said she would be “sorely missed”.

But unfortunately, Steph has moved on post-baby.

She has switched loyalties and headed over to Channel 4, where she now has a new show called The Steph Show. This new venture will see Steph based in their new HQ in Leeds. The Steph Show is a mix of entertainment, lifestyle and light current affairs, much in the style of BBC Breakfast or The One Show.

However, due to social distancing rules, Steph has been forced to present the Channel 4 show from the comfort of her living room.




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