Channel 4 reveals schedule shake-up as it takes on ITV with show that clashes with This Morning AND Loose Women | The Sun

CHANNEL 4 will see a huge schedule shake-up as it takes on ITV with a show that clashes with This Morning AND Loose Women.

It has made the decision to extend Steph’s Packed Lunch, which means it will start when This Morning is on air and run until 2:10pm.

It was today that host Steph McGovern announced the exciting news that the weekday show would be extended by an extra 30 minutes each day.

This takes the show over two hours and will see it run from 12-2.10pm Monday – Friday.

Sharing the update, Steph, 40, said: “I’ve been teasing you all morning about some big news that I wanted to share. I’m very excited to be able to finally tell you we are getting even more packed, because we’re getting an extra 30 minutes added to the show.

“So, from April, we’ll be starting every day at Midday.

Read More on Channel 4

I was on Channel 4’s Rise and Fall – there’s a moment after hours that you never see

Channel 4 line-up in major schedule shake-up tonight with new show

“It means that it’ll be two hours of Packed Lunch. So, It starts when we return from our Easter break, so on Monday 17th April at 12pm. So, there we are! That’s exciting news isn’t it.”

Steph also took the opportunity to thank viewers at home as she brought them the news live from Leeds.

She said: “I just want to say thank you to all of you at home for sharing your lunchtimes with us. It is because of you that we get to do this every day, and we couldn’t be happier to be spending even more time with you. So, thank you, it’s a real honour to do this.”

The move is a huge vote of confidence in the programme, and will come as exciting news for fans of the Channel 4 show.

Most read in TV


Beloved BBC comedy axed after five seasons as show boss pays emotional tribute to fans


Paul O'Grady's husband Andre shares final picture of them together on holiday


Love Island feud exposed as two Islanders unfollow each other on Instagram


Love Islander becomes the first 2023 star to land HUGE six-figure brand deal

If you've been a fan of Steph's Packed Lunch from the beginning – then you will know the show started off with a completely different name.

In late 2019, Channel 4 announced that a new live daytime programme presented by McGovern called The Steph Show had been commissioned.

On March 30, 2020 – the new show aired for the first time from the specially built studio overlooking Leeds Docks, just one week into the coronavirus lockdown.

The show sees viewers binge on a dose of entertainment, lifestyle and topical news with celebrity guests, food and real-life stories.

Steph’s Packed Lunch will return on the 17th April at the new time of 12pm until 2.10pm.

Source: Read Full Article