Steph McGovern jokes she’s glad she’s not working at the BBC anymore

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Steph McGovern joked that she was glad she's no longer working at the BBC as she appeared on her Channel 4 show Steph's Packed Lunch today.

Joined by Katie Price, Gayle Porter and Alan Johnson on the programme, she discussed reports that more people watched porn during the pandemic than TV channels like Sky One, ITV 4 and BBC News.

Giving her opinion on the news, Katie said: "Nowadays you can go on social media and [sex] is there.

"They say that you should be 18 but at the end of the day, we're all here, we're all going to have sex at some point – well, some of us are. So sex is sex and it will always be there.

"There's absolutely nothing you can do about it, really!"

Steph McGovern appeared on Packed Lunch today
(Image: Channel 4)

Steph pointed out that kids are now seeing "graphic stuff" online and "trying to bring it into relationships"

"One of the schools that I was working with, they had a real problem with 13, 14 year olds who were trying to copy some of the things that had been seen and it all got very…"

Alan remarked: "Given that the internet has allowed access to all sorts of things, how is anybody surprised that kids are looking at porn?"

Steph quit BBC Breakfast in 2019
(Image: PA)

"I don't think it's the surprise though, I think it's more what you do around it," Steph pointed out.

"Sorry, Steph, you're right," Alan amended. "The newspaper headline was kind of 'shock and surprise' cos more people watched porn than watched ITV news."

Steph quipped with a laugh: "Which makes me glad I'm not working at the BBC anymore! Can you imagine what they'd be getting me to do to get their figures up!"

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The presenter left BBC Breakfast in October 2019 to move over to rival Channel 4 soon after becoming a mum.

Previously opening up about the reason for her exit last year, she told comedian Suzi Ruffell that she "lived in hotels" and found the early starts tough,

"I loved it," she said. "[BBC Breakfast] was brilliant."

"But it was a killer. I did that job for eight years and spent most of my time – as we just said – travelling around the country."

*Steph's Packed Lunch airs weekdays at 12.30pm on Channel 4

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