Steph McGovern has ring cut off her finger at fire station after emergency dash

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Steph McGovern rushed to her local fire station after her finger swelled in the wake of it becoming trapped in a door. (Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
Steph McGovern rushed to her local fire station after her finger swelled in the wake of it becoming trapped in a door. (Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)

Steph McGovern had a ring cut off her finger by fire station workers after an accident caused her finger to swell.

The TV presenter quipped via Twitter to her 400,000 followers on Friday that she'd had an "eventful morning" after her emergency trip to Harrogate Fire Station in North Yorkshire.

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McGovern praised the "brilliant" fire station staff who helped remove the ring after she trapped her finger in a door at her home.

Responding to a question from a fan, she added: "The door closed on my whole hand and squashed the ring. Then that’s what caused the swelling. The ring was suddenly too tight."

A source told The Sun that McGovern was "a bit embarrassed" when she phoned up the fire service, but they asked her to visit the station, where they had the tools to solve her problem.

The source added: "Everyone was so lovely. It made a change from getting cats out of trees and, well, fighting fires."

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The 39-year-old journalist said the situation was extra stressful because she had to take her daughter for her first ever day at nursery.

McGovern and her girlfriend welcomed their first child in November 2019.

Steph McGovern began fronting Channel 4 daytime show 'Steph's Packed Lunch' during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. (Channel 4)
Steph McGovern began fronting Channel 4 daytime show 'Steph's Packed Lunch' during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. (Channel 4)

Since last year, McGovern has fronted her own chat show Steph's Packed Lunch for Channel 4 after several years as a presenter and business correspondent for BBC Breakfast.

She began her BBC career with work experience on Tomorrow's World and then as a researcher for current affairs programmes, before rising up the ranks to become one of the channel's top news personalities.

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McGovern is due to be a major part of Channel 4's coverage for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, marking a return to breakfast television.

She tweeted that she was "buzzing to be part of the team" covering the sporting spectacle.

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