TV host Steph McGovern in race against time for show after train gets stuck near Doncaster

TV host Steph McGovern faced a race against the clock to host her daily live show after her train got stuck near Doncaster.

By Darren Burke
Thursday, 11th November 2021, 2:31 pm

The popular presenter was travelling from London to Leeds to present her live daily Channel 4 show Steph’s Packed Lunch – and made it to the studios just in time after delays and cancellations on the East Coast Main Line.

The star took to Instagram in a panic this morning after her train to Leeds was delayed, sharing updates on her turbulent travel experience to her 53,800 followers.

Telling them she was running late thanks to train delays, McGovern seem panicked ahead of her live show, which airs at 12.30pm.

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Steph McGovern posted a series of panicked messages ahead of her TV show after train trouble. (Photo: Instagram).

Steph, 39, posted a series of snaps to her story documenting her nightmare journey.

First, her original train was cancelled, forcing her to take the next one up and risk cutting it fine to get on air in time.

With a picture of the arrivals board in the train station, she wrote three hours ago: “My 06.33 train was cancelled...fingers crossed for this one!!”

Next, a relieved Steph posted a picture of herself seated on the next train up, captioning it: “Choo choo...Leeds here I come.”

However, her journey took a turn for the worst again when at 9:55am, she posted another worrying snap of herself sitting on the train somewhere in the countryside.

“Train not moving and it hasn’t been for 30 mins…” she penned.

The star boarded the 07:33 train to Harrogate via Leeds.

According to the LNER website, the train was “severely delayed” with the rail operator reporting: “07:33 London Kings Cross to Harrogate due 10:23 is being delayed between Grantham and Doncaster and is now expected to be 71 minutes late.

“This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.”

At 10:32am Steph posted a follow-up snap, where she confirmed that the train was once again on the move.

“Train has just started moving again...2 hours until I’m live on the telly....” the presenter wrote, tagging her show, Steph’s Packed Lunch.

She also added an alarm clock GIF, which read: "Will I make it?"

Fortunately, she made it to Leeds on time to host the popular magazine programme.