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Steph McGovern was given some parenting practice from Alex Jones before welcoming daughter

Steph's daughter was born in November

Sharnaz Shahid

Back in November, former BBC Breakfast journalist Steph McGovern revealed the exciting news that she and her partner had welcomed a baby daughter! But prior to her little one's arrival, new mum Steph made sure to gather some parenting tips, and who better than fellow mum and friend Alex Jones.

WATCH: Steph McGovern talk about new baby daughter

The One Show host Alex provided all the baby prep Steph needed with her second baby Kit, who was born in May 2019. Taking to her Instagram page in September, Alex shared a lovely picture of Steph cradling her son Kit. "Aunty Steph came over to get some practise in," wrote the TV presenter, who was on maternity leave at the time. Just two months later, Steph then announced the lovely news that she had welcomed her very own bundle of joy.

Taking to Twitter to announce the arrival, Steph wrote: "Well hello world, just surfaced to let you know that we now have a daughter. 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." How sweet! 

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Steph McGovern caught up with Alex Jones and baby Kit

Months before welcoming her daughter however, Steph was forced to refute pregnancy claims after viewers started congratulating her. With her typical good humour, she tweeted: "For those who are congratulating me on my 'pregnancy'. I am not 'with child', I am 'with pot belly'."

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Shortly after Steph's tongue-in-cheek shut down, the reporter told MailOnline that she didn't take "too much offence" with the remarks. She explained: "I'd definitely be in the wrong job if I got offended by comments like that. Even my own auntie asked me once if I was pregnant after seeing me on the telly - that's just life on camera." She added: "What's been interesting though is all the messages I've had, showing you how many women it happens to on a daily basis."

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Steph, 37, tends to keep her private life out of the public eye. Her girlfriend's name has not been revealed but it's known that she works as a TV executive. The little girl is the first child for Steph and her partner, however they have yet to release her name or a photo.

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