Tuesday, 31 March 2020
CLIP: The Steph Show launches on Channel 4 from Steph McGovern's living room!
Watch the opening moments of The Steph Show, live from Steph McGovern’s home in Yorkshire
Channel 4’s new daytime programme, The Steph Show, launched today, broadcast live from the home of its presenter Steph McGovern.
Steph opened the show in her living room in Yorkshire, saying: “This is my actual house where for a long time I’ve just been living here, in a lot of chaos because of the baby and now we’re doing a show from here.”
She went on to say: “Like a lot of people I’m now working from home, and these are strange times so I wanted to create a show from my front room that’s a power hour of positivity where we celebrate the brilliant people out there... whether it’s a key worker grafting on the frontline or someone helping the neighbours out with their shopping, we want to come together to say thank you. So let’s have a laugh, get inspired and maybe learn a few things as well.”
Steph also showed viewers around the make-shift studio in her front room, which contains cameras but no operators.
She said: “It’s just me in this room with camera. So this is like the Yorkshire Big Brother with just one contestant and hopefully no evictions otherwise it will be really awkward.”
There are five cameras being operated remotely, with the production team work in her garage and some trucks outside.
Steph said: “We really are doing this with the minimum people we safely can so please forgive us if things are a bit rough around the edges. But that’s how I’ve been described from most of my career!”
The first episode of The Steph Show featured guest appearances, via Skype, from Keith Lemon and his mum and Strictly Come Dancing star Anton du Beke who gave viewers a cha cha cha lesson.
Steph also spoke to a Dundee family with 10 children to find out how they’re getting on with home schooling, as well as an advisor from debt charity Step Change who offered guidance to those worried about their finances at the moment. And in the first ‘Steph Show Shout Outs’, Steph paid tribute to heroes on the front line of the coronavirus crisis.
Watch The Steph Show daily at midday on Channel 4. Catch up on All 4.