Helen Skelton has stepped in to replace Steph McGovern on her Channel 4 chat show because the host has been forced to self-isolate.
Helen announced that she would be hosting Steph’s Packed Lunch today and revealed that Steph ‘would be back very soon’.
Despite testing negative for coronavirus, the 38-year-old is following government guidelines and so is staying at home in the meantime.
It is unclear how long Steph will be off for, but according to the NHS, if Steph has been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or lives with someone with symptoms, or has symptoms herself, she will need to isolate for at least 10 days.
At the beginning of Friday’s episode, Helen explained to viewers why she was hosting the show.
‘Obviously, I am not Steph,’ she began.
‘She is fine but she’s having to self-isolate. She’s tested negative for coronavirus but she’s following government guidelines and she will be back very soon.
‘We miss you Steph, I hope you I do you proud,’ she added.
‘I’ll try not to break any thing, but this is looking loose already.’
Who is Helen Skelton?
Helen Skelton is a television presenter and actress.
She co-hosted Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013 and since 2014 she has been a regular presenter on Countryfile.
She also co-presented two series of the BBC One programme Holiday Hit Squad alongside Angela Rippon and Joe Crowley.
Steph’s Packed Lunch airs daily at 12.30pm on Channel 4.
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