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Steph McGovern recalls doubts about TV career 'I can't do telly anymore'

7/16/2021 4:01:00 PM

Steph McGovern recalls doubts about TV career 'I can't do telly anymore'

STEPH MCGOVERN has revealed she feared she would be unable to return to her work on television, but was fortunately given support by her boss before making a decision.

show and is known for her close friendships with the crew.While she may be one of TV’s recognisable names, it wasn’t always easy for Steph as she navigated her way to becoming a household name.During the early days of her career, Steph, 39, was left riddled with anxiety and believed she would no longer be able to work.

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In a new podcast, Steph has opened up about her struggles that saw a former boss give her the ultimate boost.READ MORE: Steph McGovern has revealed she once feared she wouldn't be able to work in TV again(Image: BBC/PA)The broadcaster admits she almost suffered an anxiety attack moments before going on air

(Image: SPLASH)Nadia Sawalha leaves little to the imagination in Euro 2020 tributeSpeaking to Oti Mabuse, Steph recalled:"A job that I’d been doing for seven years but I was so scared of going on telly because I was convinced I was going to have a panic attack." headtopics.com

During an appearance on Oti’s The Rhythm of Life podcast, Steph revealed that after a chat with her boss, she said:"'I have total control over this, I might not have control over some of the things in my private life at the minute but I’ve got control over this'.

"That was quite scary for me because I thought 'God, I can’t do telly anymore' — I’ve defined myself by that for so many years."It was before I had my baby and all of that, which brings a lot of perspective into your life."Now, Steph distracts herself from panicking before going on air

(Image: GETTY)The star was given a wake up moment by a boss who told her she"had control" of her career(Image: SPLASH)Top ten most followed Twitter accounts(Image: EXPRESS)The journalist continued:"Before that, my career was literally me and that’s totally how I defined myself."

Discussing how she keeps her anxiety under control, Steph admitted to sitting on her hands as"sort of a CBT [Cognitive Behavioural Therapy] thing".She explained:"When you concentrate on that, it sort of distracts you — so that’s sort of what I do as well." headtopics.com

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Last week, Steph announced she would be returning to her BBC roots to front a new documentary. Read more: Daily Express »

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