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Former Today show weatherman Steve Jacobs reveals his biggest challenge during lockdown 

Former Today show weatherman Steve Jacobs reveals his biggest challenge during lockdown


Stevie Jacobs has had an interesting time navigating through Sydney’s lockdown.

The former Today show weatherman revealed that’s he getting back into surfing, relaxing at home, having beach days and spending time with his daughters Isabella, nine, and Francesca, seven.

But it’s with his kids where Steve, 54, discovered the biggest challenge of lockdown thus far. 

Lockdown obstacles: Former Today show weatherman Steve Jacobs has revealed his biggest challenge during lockdown

‘Definitely homeschooling,’ he told The Daily Telegraph. ‘I’m an outdoors person and to be stuck in the house all day can be quite frustrating.’

‘Not to mention year three homework, which is much more difficult than I remember!’ 

On the plus side, Steve says the silver lining has been enjoying the outdoors with his children once school ends for the day. 

From weatherman to teacher: The 54-year-old admits that homeschooling has been one of his toughest challenges and helping his daughters Isabella, nine, and Francesca, seven, with their studies

From weatherman to teacher: The 54-year-old admits that homeschooling has been one of his toughest challenges and helping his daughters Isabella, nine, and Francesca, seven, with their studies

‘(I like) afternoons at the beach or in a park playing with the kids,’ he said. ‘I find it incredibly important to get outdoors and enjoy a bit of fresh air and sunshine whenever possible.’

The TV presenter also took up surfing again after a 15-year hiatus for his recreational down time and adds weights and walks into his regime to keep fit and healthy.

Steve confessed that after ‘coming to terms with the loss of freedoms’ he’s pictured the lockdown with a more positive outlook.

Outdoorsman: Steve says the silver lining has been enjoying the outdoors with his children once school ends for the day. He has also taken up surfing again after a 15-year hiatus and continues going for walks to keep fit

Outdoorsman: Steve says the silver lining has been enjoying the outdoors with his children once school ends for the day. He has also taken up surfing again after a 15-year hiatus and continues going for walks to keep fit

‘Knowing we are all in the same situation and there is an end in sight is so encouraging. But it’s the funny things my kids do every day that keeps me laughing and makes me realise life is pretty good no matter what,’ he added. 

Steve parted ways with Channel Nine in 2019 after being replaced as the Today show’s weather presenter by Tim Davies. 

He currently hosts a breakfast radio show on 2UE. 

Steve shares his daughters with his ex-wife Rose Jacobs, whom he split from in 2018. 

Career change: Steve parted ways with Channel Nine in 2019 after being replaced as the Today show's weather presenter by Tim Davies. He currently hosts a breakfast radio show on 2UE

Career change: Steve parted ways with Channel Nine in 2019 after being replaced as the Today show’s weather presenter by Tim Davies. He currently hosts a breakfast radio show on 2UE 

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