Watch: McGovern v Johnson 👊 pic.twitter.com/Xl78oJ0mU0— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) September 13, 2019
As the Sun's Tom Newton Dunn put it yesterday:
Steph (whose birthname is Stephanie) has now, as is the way of such things, apologised for her joke. Or, at least, half-apologised (as is also the way of such things):
At a non BBC event I was hosting today, I made a light hearted remark after the Prime Minister’s speech. Sorry that this caused offence to some. That was absolutely not my intention.
Opinion has split is the usual sharp way over the story, but I'll quote recently-departed (from the BBC) Giles Dilnot on the matter and end there:
She’s great. Really good broadcaster and sharp, but you can’t do that stuff as a BBC presenter in news and she is in news.