Kicking off today (Monday, March 30), the programme features a mix of news and advice on the coronavirus pandemic, as well as entertainment, lifestyle segments and chats with special guests.
And Channel 4 viewers have called it the perfect “distraction” and the “best antidote” to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
One said on Twitter: “Total hats off to @thestephshowc4, that was uplifting, funny and down to earth. The best antidote! #TheStephShow.”
Another wrote: “So glad #TheStephShow is trending. This is the programming that will save us.”
Much needed to distract from the current run of doom and gloom.
A third tweeted: “Breath of fresh air and much needed to distract from the current run of doom and gloom being broadcast everywhere else. #TheStephShow #StayAtHome #positivity.”
“Well done, Steph,” said a fourth. “Loved the show, hope it’s a regular and not just a few episodes #natural #TheStephShow.”
— Rosemary Jane Cronin (@Rosesays) March 30, 2020
— Pete 🏳️🌈 🇨🇦 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@FinallyCanuck) March 30, 2020
— Activate Marketing (@activatemkting) March 30, 2020
— bud (@divabud68) March 30, 2020
Someone else said: “Very few could carry off a brand new show live from their own home with nobody else in the room. Steph McGovern, though, is definitely one who can, good stuff #TheStephShow.”
A power hour of positivity
“@TheStephShowC4 we need you now!” a sixth tweeted. “A power hour of positivity, every weekday. I’ll be there or I’ll find it on catch up. Great to see you #thestephshow #stayathome #workfromhome #theshowmustgoon #MondayMotivaton #thenewnormal.”
Another put: “Top work @stephbreakfast – loved seeing you back on the box. #TheStephShow, a slice of cheery fun in the middle of the day. (Jumper and scatter cushions very much the stars of the show) xx.”
Very few could carry off a brand new show live from their own home with nobody else in the room. Steph McGovern though is definitely one who can, good stuff #TheStephShow
— Mark O'Meara (@mark_omeara89) March 30, 2020
Yes please @TheStephShowC4 we need you now! A power hour of positivity every weekday. I’ll be there or I’ll find it on catch up. Great to see you #thestephshow #stayathome #workfromhome #theshowmustgoon #MondayMotivaton #thenewnormal https://t.co/M8l5D8QNsx
— Sarah Taylor (@CareerVoyage) March 30, 2020
— Katherine Downes (@KDownesBBC) March 30, 2020
Steph herself took to Twitter after the opening episode ended to thank fans for all their supportive messages.
She tweeted: “Well, that was fun/scary. Cheers for all the messages.
“Don’t forget… if there is someone we should get on the show to chat to, or who deserves a shoutout for being fab, email us firstname.lastname@example.org.”
– The Steph Show is on Channel 4 weekdays at 12pm
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