‘What a pity.’ Steph McGovern says her goodbyes to a former co-star before returning to the BBC.
STEPH MCGOVERN said her goodbyes to one of her former BBC colleagues.
Steph McGovern, 38, chimed in as one of her former BBC coworkers shared some “personal news.” Rory Cellan-Jones, a BBC broadcaster for 40 years, has announced his departure.
The “personal news” was revealed on Twitter by the Technology journalist yesterday.
“Some personal news…I will be leaving the BBC in late October,” he added.
“Working with smart people has been a dream come true for me.
“However, it is time to move forward after 40 years…”
Following the announcement, Steph was one of many people who wished him well.
“Ah Rory – what a loss for the BBC,” she wrote on Twitter in response to the news.
“Sending tons of love xx,” she said.
Rory quickly responded to his former co-star, thanking Meghan for her kind remarks.
In light of his 187,000 followers, he replied, “Thanks Steph!”
“Hearing you mentioned on The Archers was a highlight of my morning walk today!”
Rory was alluding to the fact that Steph made an appearance on the radio show.
This is because she was touted as the Ambridge Fete’s “celebrity visitor.”
Steph made a post about it yesterday, admitting she hadn’t been asked about it.
“Phone been going a bit nuts since The Archers was on @BBCRadio4 last night,” she said to her Instagram followers. It was a pleasant surprise for me as well! #loveafete.”
Steph spent several years with the BBC, initially on radio shows and then as a host on BBC Breakfast.
She did, however, leave the company in October 2019 to join Channel 4.
In September 2020, she will premiere her television series Steph’s Packed Lunch.
However, Steph has revealed that she will be returning to the BBC later this year for a new show.
She announced this week that she will host a BBC Two show called Walking with… Steph McGovern this autumn.
“Spent the day filming a show in The Yorkshire Dales on Monday,” Steph wrote on Instagram. I spent 7 hours walking through Littondale in the sunshine.
“All I had to do was walk around with a small camera on a stick and talk to myself and anyone I met along the way!” (sic)
Steph wasn’t the only celebrity who said their farewell to Rory after his announcement.
A number of BBC presenters also commented on the news.
“You completely brilliant man – You,” Naga Munchetty wrote in Brinkwire Summary News.