While The Steph Show host Steph McGovern, 37, has been hosting her new Channel 4 chat show from home during the coronavirus lockdown, the presenter spoke out about a “disruptive” change that had to be done to their house. Steph revealed how presenting her new show felt “very weird” with the given circumstances.
Talking about her most present project, The Steph Show, which she was planning since last Autumn, Steph revealed what it has been like to present her new show from home with her five-month-baby and partner.
Talking to Radio Times, the Channel 4 presenter spoke about the practicalities of hosting a TV programme from her home.
Steph said: “A couple of technicians set it all up under distancing guidelines, and then I did a hell of a lot of tidying.
“I have a five-month-old baby so my partner and I moved all her stuff to the “good room” next door.”
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Steph then went on to say how the production team is made up of 12 people, four in her garage and eight “either outside or in one of the four trucks on the drive and in the garden.”
The former BBC Breakfast star then went on to reveal how they had to make some last minute changes around her house to ensure filming can happen safely regarding the coronavirus guidelines.
She told the publication: “We’ve had to add a Portaloo and set up a hand sanitising station, so we’re lucky we’ve a house that made it possible.
“The first day was disruptive for the neighbours, but they’ve been great.”
It came after Simon joked with Steph as he said: “I find now even when talking to you, I’m looking behind you, I’m looking at what’s on your shelves.”
The host responded to the chef: “I hosted Have I Got News for You from here, the number of gin companies that spotted their gins in the background on my cabinet, I was like, ‘This is hilarious.’
“You just forget, don’t you, what’s in your house because you’re always in it, you don’t really look at things as closely as other people do.”
Steph admitted to Simon: “I do have to look at what’s around to make sure that I don’t get into trouble.”