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Steph McGovern HALTS new Channel 4 talk show and declares ‘my family need our home back’

Steph McGovern has announced her Channel 4 talk show will go on hiatus amid the coronavirus lockdown, amid claims the decision to broadcast from her Harrogate home infuriated neighbours.

Steph, 37, hosted The Steph Show from her home in Yorkshire but revealed via Twitter on Tuesday that the show will cease airing, for now, on May 7.

The star, who is mother to a baby girl with her partner, cited family reasons when breaking the news to her followers.

Hiatus: Steph McGovern has announced her Channel 4 talk show will go on hiatus amid the coronavirus lockdown, amid claims the decision to broadcast from her Harrogate home infuriated neighbours

She wrote: ‘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.   

Steph continued: ‘The proper prog will be launching when the Leeds studio is sorted, I may still be wearing slippers.’   

She added: ‘The last locked down version of #TheStephShow will be next Thurs 7th May. ‘Then 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.’ 

Fans praised the star for presenting from home, with one writing: ‘I’m so impressed you did it for so long. I have a 4 month old as well and I can’t even brush my teeth let alone present a tv show from home!!!5’

Halted: Steph, 37, hosted The Steph Show from her home in Yorkshire but revealed via Twitter on Tuesday that the show will cease airing, for now, on May 7

Halted: Steph, 37, hosted The Steph Show from her home in Yorkshire but revealed via Twitter on Tuesday that the show will cease airing, for now, on May 7

Over for now: The star, who is mother to a baby girl with her partner, cited family reasons when breaking the news to her followers

Over for now: The star, who is mother to a baby girl with her partner, cited family reasons when breaking the news to her followers

A second wrote: ‘That’s a shame, will look forward to seeing you live from the studio instead, you did good well done.’

A third added: ‘You deserve and need uninterrupted time as a family to just ‘be’ without the working from home intrusions! We’ll all still be here when you’re in your new work pad.’

The outing comes after it was claimed last week that Steph broadcasting from home had left her neighbours unimpressed.      

According to The Sun, other residents were allegedly beginning to get hacked off by the to-ing and fro-ing filming from home entails.

Neighbourhood watch: The outing comes after it was claimed last week that Steph broadcasting from home had left her neighbours unimpressed

Neighbourhood watch: The outing comes after it was claimed last week that Steph broadcasting from home had left her neighbours unimpressed

The Sun claims ‘the production equipment parked outside and the steady flow of deliveries for The Steph Show have gone down badly’.

A source told the paper: ‘This seemed a good move to get the new show on air as planned.

‘But unfortunately it has now gone on for some time and neighbours are getting increasingly irritable.

‘The thought of this carrying on for many more weeks has been too much for them to accept.’

MailOnline has approached reps for comment. 

Channel 4 confirmed that ‘The Steph Show currently has a production team of five people working on site. All are strictly following PHE guidelines.’

The Steph Show launched on March 30 – with Channel 4 poaching former BBC presenter Steph for themselves – but opening numbers weren’t great.

Bold: Steph recently revealed that she was asked to 'tone down' her clothing choices by the former head of BBC Breakfast after turning up in a red dress and heels to work

Bold: Steph recently revealed that she was asked to ‘tone down’ her clothing choices by the former head of BBC Breakfast after turning up in a red dress and heels to work

Only 234,000 viewers tuned in for the debut episode.

Steph recently revealed she was once told by the head of BBC Breakfast to change her ‘lairy outfit’.

After turning up to work in a bright red dress and heels, the journalist was asked to ‘tone down’ her clothing choices by the former head of the BBC’s morning news show, Alison Ford, who died from breast cancer in 2013.

She admitted to The Telegraph’s Stella Magazine 

She said: ‘I turned up in a bright Topshop dress with big New Look heels, and was taken to one side by Alison and asked just to take it down a notch or two. 

‘I guess a lairy outfit combined with my accent would have meant I’d have been hard to take seriously.’

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