Where is Steph McGovern on BBC Breakfast?

Steph McGovern at the TV Choice Awards 2019

Steph McGovern is now on maternity leave from BBC Breakfast (Picture: BBC)

Its not gone unnoticed that Steph McGovern has been absent from the BBC Breakfast sofa in recent weeks.

The presenter has become well-known for fronting the business news part of the show – and has also become well-known as the host of the BBCs consumer show Watchdog.

But shes not been around on Breakfast of late – so whats going on, and has she vanished from our screens for good?

Heres what you need to know…

Where is Steph McGovern on BBC Breakfast?

Theres no real mystery to Stephs absence – as shes gone on maternity leave ahead of the birth of her first child.

The presenter announced back in July that she was expecting a baby with her girlfriend.

steph mcgovern tweet announcing her pregnancy

A source told The Sun at the time that the couple would be keeping Stephs pregnancy private, saying: Steph and her girlfriend are absolutely thrilled.



Everyone at the Beeb is delighted too – she is one of the most popular faces on and off the red sofa.

But she wont be doing any magazine shoots any time soon – she values her privacy too much.

When is Steph McGoverns baby due?

Steph McGovern in June 2018

Steph is due to hear the patter of tiny feet in a few short months (Picture: Getty Images)

The presenter has revealed she is due to give birth some time in November.

She confirmed the pregnancy by referring to previous speculation that she was pregnant, which she had denied by explaining she had a pot belly.

I see my news is out! Steph said. Yep, I am no longer with pot belly….I am with child.

She went on to admit on BBC Breakfast that it had been a bit of a tough start to the pregnancy – almost throwing up on co-host Charlie Stayt at one point.

Matt Allwright, Nikki Fox and Steph McGovern on Watchdog

Youll still be seeing her on Watchdog (Picture: BBC)

Im all good thank you, she said. Bit of a tough start. But Im alright now, before saying: Charlie nearly got covered in watermelon one morning.

When co-host Jon Kay joked that she needed to prepare herself for the broken nights and lack of sleep Steph quipped: Well thats what we do anyway.

Is Steph still presenting Watchdog?

Despite being on maternity leave from BBC Breakfast, youll still see Steph on the current series of Watchdog, which kicked off on BBC One last week.

Awwww just seen this 🥰 — my TV family! Yep its my last day on the Breakfast sofa for a while. Ill be on @BBCWatcRead More – Source