Former BBC Breakfast host Steph McGovern returns to morning TV

Steph McGovern will be taking on an exciting new role with Channel 4 as a presenter on the Paralympics Breakfast Show alongside Arthur Williams.

Steph will join Arthur, a Paralympic cyclist and TV host, to discuss the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games over the summer.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Steph wrote: "My 3:30am alarm clock will be going back on in the summer…

"I'll be working with Arthur Williams to host the Paralympics Breakfast Show on Channel 4."

The breakfast show will air live from Leeds, as will the live morning sports competition hosted by Clare Balding.

Steph previously worked on BBC Breakfast but stepped down in 2020 to spend more time with her partner and daughter.

She currently hosts Steph's Packed Lunch on Channel 4 at 12:30pm – but it's likely she will need to take a step back from it during the Paralympics.

The host had her last day at BBC Breakfast in January 2020, saying on her last day that her time had been "brilliant" and said how much she would miss the viewers.

Months later, Steph's Packed Lunch launched which saw her host her own afternoon show with a range of different guests on there – but a definite perk was that she was able to get up at a reasonable hour.

However, despite her career move, it looks like the early mornings are coming back, even if just for a little while, as she joins the Paralympic Breakfast Show.

Channel 4 has said that more than 70% of the presenting team for the Paralympics channel are disabled – and the entire team will pool together to give insights into the Paralympics on a daily basis.

Channel 4’s Director of Programmes Ian Katz said the channel had played a fundamental role in bringing a global audience to the Paralympic Games and "shifting perceptions of disabled people" through investment in coverage and their marketing campaigns during London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympics.

He added: "Now we’re finally able to get excited about bringing the long-awaited Tokyo 2020 Paralympics to UK viewers with even more coverage than ever before across multiple platforms, from multiple locations and hosted by a stellar presenting team."

Ian continued: "We’re looking forward to bringing the best coverage possible to the British public so we can all get behind ParalympicsGB and celebrate their success in Tokyo."

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