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TV presenter Steph McGovern reveals she had therapy to cure night terrors

TV presenter Steph McGovern reveals she had therapy to cure night terrors about losing her 10-month old baby

  • She said of her daughter: ‘I imagine she’s in bed with me and I’ve dropped her, or I’ve lost her’ 
  • As well as worrying about her daughter, Steph also has nightmares about work 
  • The TV star is also busy working on her new daytime show, Steph’s Packed Lunch, which debuts on Monday 
  • She has been having counselling sessions and said that while she has not been cured, her therapist has helped her with coping mechanisms
  • The host said her night terrors flare up when she is stressed so she has stopped checking her phone before bed  

She gave birth to her first child back in November. 

And TV presenter Steph McGovern revealed she had therapy after suffering from awful night terrors about losing her 10-month-old daughter.

The former BBC Breakfast star, 38, told The Sun: ‘When I was younger, it would be worrying about school stuff. I once went out of the door and actually went to school, in my sleep, in my uniform, at two in the morning. 

Upsetting: TV presenter Steph McGovern has revealed she had therapy to cure night terrors about losing her 10-month old baby 

‘As I’ve got older, they have become more vivid. And since having a baby, I will regularly wake up and think I’ve lost her.

‘I imagine she’s in bed with me and I’ve dropped her, or I’ve lost her. Quite a few times, my partner has found me on the floor scrabbling around under things or in cupboards, looking for the baby.’

Steph said that when she is asleep, her brain isn’t working enough to know her daughter actually is there. 

As well as being a mother to her little one, Steph is also busy working on her new daytime show, Steph’s Packed Lunch, which debuts on Monday. 

She said that she also has been having the night terrors about work and one night, her partner woke up to her screaming in their bedroom. 

Steph had a nightmare that a man had exposed himself to her at work and that she was unable to do her job. 

She said: 'I imagine she’s in bed with me and I’ve dropped her, or I’ve lost her. Quite a few times, my partner has found me on the floor scrabbling around under things or in cupboards, looking for the baby' (pictured when pregnant back in September 2019)

She said: ‘I imagine she’s in bed with me and I’ve dropped her, or I’ve lost her. Quite a few times, my partner has found me on the floor scrabbling around under things or in cupboards, looking for the baby’ (pictured when pregnant back in September 2019) 

And since then, Steph has been having counselling sessions and said that while she has not been cured, her therapist has helped her with coping mechanisms.

Acknowledging that her night terrors seem to flare up when she is stressed, she refrains from looking at her phone before going to bed now. 

Joining Steph on her new show on Monday are new GBBO host Matt Lucas, Vogue Williams, Miquita Oliver, Gemma Atkinson, Lady Leshurr and Angus Deayton. P

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Meanwhile, it recently emerged that staff at Channel 4 have been left fearful for the future after lay-offs and wage delays at the cash-strapped television station. 

And some of the network’s remaining workforce have been left worrying over mortgage payments after staff were told their monthly payday is being delayed. 

Happy: A smiling Steph pictured pushing her baby back in January outside the BBC studios

Happy: A smiling Steph pictured pushing her baby back in January outside the BBC studios

Meanwhile, Channel 4 staff have been left furious after being told their payday has been changed so that they are paid four weeks in arrears. 

After receiving their salaries on August 15, they won’t be paid again until six weeks later on September 30.

The change is understood to have been made for cash-flow reasons, but some staff have been left fearing they will miss their mortgage payment dates. 

One said: ‘Some people live hand-to-mouth and don’t have savings to get them through at this difficult time.’

Steph’s Packed Lunch launches on Monday at 12.30pm on Channel 4 

And since then, Steph has been having counselling sessions and said that wile she has not been cured, her therapist has helped her with coping mechanisms.

Working on it: Steph has been having counselling sessions and said that while she has not been cured, her therapist has helped her with coping mechanisms

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