Wonderful announcement from much loved BBC presenter

BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern, 37, and her girlfriend are reportedly expecting their first child.

The Sun claimed award-winning broadcaster Steph has told her loved ones that she is due in November.

The BBC Breakfast host’s reported pregnancy comes a year after fans mistakenly thought she was expecting and congratulated her on Twitter.

A source close to Steph told the publication: ‘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.’

However the insider insisted that the presenter’s pregnancy will be kept private and they doubt there will be ‘any magazine shoots any time soon’.  

A source close to Steph told the publication: ‘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.’

However the insider insisted that the presenter’s pregnancy will be kept private and they doubt there will be ‘any magazine shoots any time soon’.  

The source also detailed how Steph ‘suffered really badly with morning sickness in the early days, before anybody knew’.

They added: ‘She was sick recently, just seconds before going on air.’

This comes just one year after viewers mistakenly thought she was expecting a child during a live show in January 2018.

Steph had a hilarious response for viewers who congratulating her on the supposed ‘pregnancy’, and described the confusion as ‘just life on camera.’

The Breakfast presenter and leading financial journalist took to Twitter at the time to squash the rumours. She quipped: ‘I am not with child, I am with pot belly.’

Speaking to MailOnline in 2018, she said: ‘I’d definitely be in the wrong job if I got offended by comments like that. Even my own auntie asked me once if I was pregnant after seeing me on the telly – that’s just life on camera.’ 

‘I just decided to tweet a reply about it because I’d had a run of a few celebratory tweets and I wanted to clarify I wasn’t and get in there before my boss started arranging my maternity cover!’

The presenter added, making a more serious point: ‘What’s been interesting though is all the messages I’ve had, showing you how many women it happens to on a daily basis. 

‘It’s a pot belly, not a baby. Although, I’m thinking about naming mine now after all the attention it’s getting.’

Steph, whose girlfriend is a TV Executive, is currently filming Easy Ways To Live Well, alongside Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

The new BBC One series focuses on helping viewers live a healthier life and improving people’s diets, fitness and health.