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Friday 22nd November 2019

Steph McGovern announces the birth of her first baby

A girl!

Steph McGovern has announced the birth of her baby.

The former BBC Breakfast presenter has given birth to a little girl.

She shared the joyful news on Twitter.

"Well hello world, just surfaced to let you know that we now have a daughter!" she wrote.

"Born on Monday morning just as @BBCBreakfast was wrapping up. We’re all fine and dandy.

Just getting used to the eau de sick/poo I am now regularly wearing. #babylife."

It’s Steph’s first child with her TV executive girlfriend.

Earlier this week the 37-year-old hinted at her due date on social media.

She said her bundle of joy was expected to arrive "before Brexit", which is currently scheduled to happen on January 31.

Steph said: "So it's going to be baby before Brexit for me!

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"I have been wondering which would come first. Am hoping I don't need a #flextension."

Her followers didn't appear to have much faith that Britain would be leaving the EU at the end of January, given the various delays and extensions the process has faced so far.

I have been wondering which would come first.

One joked: "The question is: which milestones will baby reach before Brexit?"

Another quipped: "The way it's going you'll be a grandparent before we leave! x."

Someone else wrote: "They will be at Uni before we leave!"

Steph confirmed she ws expecting her first baby with her girlfriend in July, when she revealed the happy news on Twitter.

The excited mum-to-be said at the time: "I see my news is out! Yep, I am no longer with pot belly... I am now with child #babyonboard."

A source had previously told The Sun that the couple's baby was due in November, adding: "Everyone at the Beeb is delighted too - she is one of the most popular faces on and off the red sofa."

Last month, Steph had her last telly appearance before heading off on maternity leave.

She took to Twitter to inform fans that her bump would be making its "final outing" on comedy panel show Have I Got News For You, which she has hosted before.

Steph recently announced her move to Channel 4 (Credit: Alucard / SplashNews.com)

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Unfortunately for BBC Breakfast viewers, Steph won't be back on the programme when she returns to work.

Last month, it was reported that the presenter would be moving from the Beeb to Channel 4 to host her own programme, called The Steph Show.

Launching in Spring 2020, it will comprise a mix of entertainment, lifestyle and current affairs and film in Leeds with a live studio audience.

Steph said, according to the BBC: "This is a dream come true for me and I can't wait to get started next year. Just a small matter of having a baby first!"

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