The Channel 4 daytime series has been renewed until the end of 2021.
The lunchtime show sees Steph McGovern present live from Leeds, with celebrity guests, fantastic food, intriguing real-life features and the best entertainment, lifestyle and consumer stories making the headlines. So far, the show has averaged 170,000 (2.3%) across its 100+ episode run.
Steph McGovern said: “I’ve been having a cracking time making Packed Lunch with my brilliant show family and fab team behind the scenes. We’ve had some amazing guests and told some fantastic and inspirational stories. I am particularly proud of the impact our show is having on helping people, whether it’s through our regular small business market and job clinic or the interviews we’ve done on things like fostering, food banks or mental health. We’ve heard from so many viewers who are getting lots from us, as well as having a bit of a laugh at lunchtime. I’m so chuffed we’ll get to do more of this. I love it!”
Jo Street, Head of Daytime and Features for Channel 4, said: “I’m so proud of what Steph and the team have achieved. Launching a daily live programme in the most challenging of circumstances is no mean feat, and Jayne Stanger and the team have created a fun and lively show with a lot of heart. We know it takes a long time to change daytime viewing habits and I’m thrilled with the sustainable audience growth we’ve seen. I can’t wait to see what Steph, Vivek and the gang come up with next.”
Rebecca Papworth, executive producer for Can Can Productions, said: "It’s a wonderful show to be involved with and testament to a brilliant team in front of camera led by Steph, and Vivek behind the scenes, that there is more fun to come. The support from Channel 4 has made this a joy."