My Celebrity Life

Steph McGovern lied to get the job at BBC Breakfast and bosses only found out 10 seconds before first live show

Steph McGovern revealed that she initially lied to BBC Breakfast producers so that they would give her a job.

During Wednesday’s instalment of Steph’s Packed Lunch, the host explained to guest Chris Kamara that she may have told a white lie to land herself a job on the daily news programme.

Steph, who began her BBC Breakfast career in 2010 as the show’s main business presenter, said when she was asked in her interview if she’d ever done live TV before, she said yes.

‘I remember when I got the job of presenting Breakfast news, I’d been asked, “Have you ever done live TV before?” And I said yes… And I hadn’t,’ she began.

‘You’ve got to blag it sometimes in life and I told them 10 seconds before we went to air. I’ve got a count in my ear now and it was a bit like this…’

The 38-year-old went on to explain how she made the admission to Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid shortly before her first live broadcast.

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Everyone lies on their CV Steph (Picture: Channel 4)

She added: ‘Susanna Reid said “Good luck” and I said “Thanks”,

‘She said, “But you’ve done live TV before?” I said, “No I haven’t” and the director gasped in my ear.’

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Chris Kamara found the whole thing hilarious (Picture: Channel 4)

It all worked out though, Steph.

Steph has had a successful career in TV since she began BBC Breakfast.

She has presented Pocket Money Pitch for CBBC. Since 2016 she also went on to co-host consumer series Shop Well For Less with The One Show’s Alex Jones.

Her other TV roles included BBC Watchdog and BBC Two programme Can Britain Have a Pay Rise?

Last year, Steph began her own Channel 4 chat show which she began presenting from her home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Since the launch, she has interviewed a host of famous faces including Chris Kamara, Andrea McLean and Anton Du Beke.

Steph’s Packed Lunch airs weekdays at 12.30pm on Channel 4.


Credit: Original article published here.

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