Steph McGovern in behind-the-scenes mishap as she awkwardly delays live interview

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Former BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern, 37, joined Helen Skelton, 36, on her show yesterday to discuss her podcast Not Bad For A Monday.

Steph told her 403,000 Twitter followers she was due to be on the show after 5pm, but accidentally gave the show the wrong number.

At first she wrote: “On @bbc5live today after 5pm with @HelenSkelton chatting about my latest podcast Not Bad for a Monday… about funny/daft things that can happen at work… at the mo we’re doing embarrassing things that have happened to people in job interviews.”

She followed up her post, writing: “On the radio very soon… in about 10 mins I think.”

But realising she had made a mistake, she added: “Whoops, make that in 15 mins time!

“I gave the lovely @bbc5live team the wrong number.”

Thankfully, Steph managed to get through to the show and caught up with presenter Helen, leaving the blunder behind her.

During their chat, Steph discussed current news topics, how the pandemic has affected her schedule, her podcast and life as a mum.

Countryfile host Helen asked Steph how life as a mum was going for her, following the birth of daughter last November.

“She’s really good actually,” the presenter replied. “We’ve just got her eating food now, solid food, so that’s been interesting”.

Steph added: “As we speak, I’ve got some sort of melted cheesy puff across my top and I’ve got a bit of pear on my leg.”

Helen then asked Steph about her self-titled Channel 4 programme, which she launched from her home in March.

She went on to explain that she had decided to launch the show to do “something positive” during the pandemic.

Steph and her team were originally scheduled to present the show from a studio in Leeds.

The presenter has since halted airing the show from home as she didn’t think the lockdown would last as long as it has.

She tweeted: “As much as I’ve loved doing a lockdown show at home I never expected it to go on this long.

“We’ve decided it’s time to have a break and give my family our home back.

“The proper prog will be launching when the Leeds studio is sorted, I may still be wearing slippers #TheStephShow.”(sic)

She went on to inform her fans about the team’s plans to get the show back on air.

Steph added: “The plan is to launch again at our fancy studios at Leeds Docks in a couple of months, once they’re safely up and running.”

A new date for Steph’s show is yet to be revealed.

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