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Canal & River Trust Give a Warm Waterways Welcome to Steph McGovern

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PRESS RELEASE: 14 September 2020

 

CANAL & RIVER TRUST HELP GIVE A WARM WATERWAYS WELCOME TO STEPH McGOVERN

FORMER BBC BREAKFAST PRESENTER LAUNCHES NEW CHANNEL 4 DAYTIME SHOW LIVE FROM LEEDS DOCK

- ‘STEPH’S PACKED LUNCH’

Staff from waterways and wellbeing charity, Canal & River Trust were on hand to give a warm waterways welcome to their new neighbour Steph McGovern.  Today, the former BBC Breakfast presenter launched her new daily lunchtime television show - Steph’s Packed Lunch.

 

Steph arrived at her new studio at Leeds Dock via water taxi on the Aire & Calder Navigation, welcomed by a socially distanced crowd – with music, dancing and cheers.  Becca Dent, strategic programmes delivery manager and Jade Wilkes, community roots engagement coordinator helped to escort the water taxi in the waterway charity’s canoes.  Lizzie Dealey, partnerships and external relationships manager joined Joy Van Rensburg, community & youth events coordinator to cheer on Steph from aboard the Trust’s workboat ‘Beale’.

 

Local boater Caleb Price and his wife Fiona were also on hand to cheer from their narrowboat.  Caleb was one of the first to bring his boat into the newly regenerated Clarence Dock area almost quarter of a century ago, with the 1996 opening of the £42.5million purpose-built Royal Armouries Museum.

 

Becca Dent, strategic programmes delivery manager said: “In the absence of Leeds Waterfront Festival this year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we’ve really missed seeing Leeds Dock draw in the crowds coming to enjoy music, performance and activities on the water, so it was especially great to be giving Steph a warm waterways welcome.  With the new studio overlooking the water at Leeds Dock, it would be great to see Steph and her guests making the most of this fabulous waterside setting and getting afloat themselves by canoe or even paddleboard.”

 

Pete McCabe, community engagement manager (Yorkshire & North East) for the Trust, said: “It was really great news for the city when Channel 4 decided to relocate to Leeds, and we’ve been really keen to work with them to show off our fantastic network of waterways and highlight the amazing work of our staff and volunteers.”

 

Steph's Packed Lunch is broadcast live on Channel 4, weekdays from 12.30-2.10pm, with a mixture of entertainment, lifestyle and celebrity guests, plus a changing panel of audience members reviewing the day’s news and chatting to celeb guests.

 

-Ends-

 

Best wishes

Naomi

 

Naomi Roberts

Communications & Campaigns Manager (Yorkshire & NE)

I work Monday-Wednesday. For urgent enquiries please contact the Press Office on 020 3204 4514.


M  07557 256482
T   0113 2845238
E   naomi.roberts@canalrivertrust.org.uk

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"Waterways and wellbeing charity". Ah, so that's what they are.

I have never heard of Miss McGovern. Am I missing anything?

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2 hours ago, Athy said:

"Waterways and wellbeing charity". Ah, so that's what they are.

I have never heard of Miss McGovern. Am I missing anything?

A Channel 4 daytime tv host - what do you think...? ;)

 

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2 hours ago, Athy said:

"Waterways and wellbeing charity". Ah, so that's what they are.

I have never heard of Miss McGovern. Am I missing anything?

She used to be the main business presenter for BBC breakfast.

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That'll be a "No" then, thanks Mr. Dog and Mr. Earning.

 

Irreverent thought: McGovern would be a good name for a Scottish M.P.

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5 hours ago, Athy said:

 

Irreverent thought: McGovern would be a good name for a Scottish M.P.

 

Actually, she's from Middlesborough.

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She's an intelligent, engaging personable woman. I have a great deal of  admiration for her.

It's sad to see her dismissed, particularly by posters who haven't even seen her.

Unsurprising though.

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'McGovern started at the BBC doing work experience on the Tomorrow's World programme, before securing part-time employment as a researcher in current affairs. She went on to be the main producer for daily financial news on the Today programme on Radio 4, before becoming the lead producer of business news on the BBC's One, Six and Ten O'Clock news bulletins, working with the then business editor, Robert Peston.

McGovern has presented BBC Radio 5 Live's Wake Up to Money and On the Money and has been BBC Breakfast's main business presenter since 2010 as well as a regular presenter of the entire show"

 

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On 15/09/2020 at 14:19, Athy said:

That'll be a "No" then, thanks Mr. Dog and Mr. Earning

A bit more research wouldn't hurt before drawing a hasty conclusion

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11 minutes ago, Ange said:

A bit more research wouldn't hurt before drawing a hasty conclusion

I have no reason to think that Sea Dog and Stillearning didn't do sufficient research before expressing their opinions.

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On 15/09/2020 at 20:18, David Mack said:

Actually, she's from Middlesborough.

And makes no attempt to disguise her strong local (Middlesbrough) accent unlike some of the pretentious characters seen on TV these days.

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38 minutes ago, The Happy Nomad said:

And makes no attempt to disguise her strong local (Middlesbrough) accent unlike some of the pretentious characters seen on TV these days.

I think I can hear a strong Lancashire twang when she speaks.

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32 minutes ago, Mad Harold said:

I think I can hear a strong Lancashire twang when she speaks.

That's interesting, given she is from the Boro (as am I) I clearly recognise her accent.

 

But perhaps she spent some time over the other side of the country???

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1 minute ago, The Happy Nomad said:

That's interesting, given she is from the Boro (as am I) I clearly recognise her accent.

 

But perhaps she spent some time over the other side of the country???

She spent time working in media city in Salford

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