Steph's Packed Lunch host shares details of health battle as filming wraps

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Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

Steph McGovern of Steph's Packed Lunch has opened up about how working hard has made her ill.

She took to Instagram to explain that Steph's Packed Lunch is going on its summer break, and naturally, she's developed some ailments, which she said isn't unusual for her when she's been working loads.

Alongside a picture of her face, she captioned the post: "We're coming to the end of this series of Packed Lunch (we're on a summer break after tomorrow) and whenever I get to the end of a long run, I get poorly. I've always had this whatever job I've been doing. I bet lots of people are the same."

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

She said that this time, she's on many different medications to help sort her out, but it's had a dodgy effect on her tummy.

"This time I have a bad ear infection and blisters in/around my ear/hair/face. It has been agony. I'm on a load of different drugs to try and treat infections and ease pain. Some of them are antibiotics, which has totally buggered up my gut health (you know how obsessed I am about that) so my IBS is back in full swing being a total b*tch."

She advised anyone else who is "knackered/rundown/working too hard, then please look after yourself and don't let your health take a back seat like I have".

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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It's always worth noting that if you have a doctor pal in your life, use them.

Steph said: "[thanks to] our brilliant resident doc @irondoctorhaz who has been helping me work out what was wrong…..he has seen a lot of minging pics of my blistered ears this week as well as getting a running commentary on my vomiting and diarrhoea."

When she's not talking about her health concerns, she's been teasing Strictly Come Dancing rumours, which have been circling.

Steph's Packed Lunch airs weekdays at 12.30pm on Channel 4 and All 4.

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