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BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern reveals surprising link to Ant McPartlin

The BBC presenter recently became a first-time mum

Sharnaz Shahid

Steph McGovern is making the most of her maternity, fitting in some television whenever she can whilst adjusting to motherhood. After watching Ant & Dec's DNA Journey this week, the BBC Breakfast presenter revealed that she is in fact related to Ant McPartlin - much to the delight of her fans! "'Ant & Dec's DNA Journey' is a cracking bit of TV," she tweeted. "Loved the humour, the emotion and then to find out I was related to Ant... well that's a helluva TV experience. I'm made up and so is me mam. #GeordieCousins @antanddec."

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Steph McGovern is distantly related to Ant McPartlin (left)

The journalist, who welcomed her daughter on 4 November, shared a screenshot of Ant's DNA chart, which read, "McGovern Clan". In the documentary, the I'm A Celebrity presenter was told that the McPartlins are a group within the Irish McGovern clan dating back to the 12th century and a man called Samhradhan, Baron of Tully Hall.

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Fans rushed to post lovely comments after Steph's discovery, with one writing: "I totally missed that! Wow, mind you I could be related too it seems that there were a lot of surprises! It was good telly." Another tweeted: "I actually said that to my other half when we were watching it and saw McGovern come up lol." A third post read: "Oh Steph it's just the most charming and warm bit of telly I’ve seen in ages. Big love to you and your new baby x."

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Last week, Steph announced the arrival of her first baby via her Twitter page. "Well hello world, just surfaced to let you know that we now have a daughter," she wrote. "Born on Monday morning just as @BBCBreakfast was wrapping up. We're all fine and dandy. Just getting used to the Eau de sick/poo I am now regularly wearing. #babylife ." The little girl is the first child for Steph and her girlfriend, however they have yet to release her name or a photo. The journalist revealed her pregnancy in a light-hearted Twitter post shared back in July. "I see my news is out! Yep, I am no longer with pot belly...... I am now with child. #babyonboard," she tweeted at the time.

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