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Steph McGovern refutes Anton Du Beke's privacy claims in Meghan debate 'Have to disagree!'


Steph, 38, was on hand to host Steph’s Packed Lunch and Anton Du Beke, 54, was one of the famous faces sitting as a panel member on the show. Beginning the Channel 4 programme, the presenter discussed a new clip from Meghan Markle’s, 39, sit down interview with US broadcaster Oprah Winfrey, 67, in which she speaks about trying to keep her first-born son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor out of the public eye. However, as the pair discussed their own experiences of being parents, the journalist disagreed with the Strictly Come Dancing star’s take on the matter.

In the exclusive clip on the OprahMag.com website, the Duchess of Sussex is seen speaking about her views on privacy.

Meghan tells her interviewer: “I think everyone has a basic right to privacy. Basic. We’re not talking about anything that anybody else wouldn’t expect.

“If you’re at work and you have a photograph of your child on your desk, and your coworker says, ‘Oh, my gosh, your kid’s so cute. That’s fantastic! Can I see your phone so I can see all the pictures of your child?’

“You go, ‘No. This is the picture I’m comfortable sharing with you,’” she continued to explain to Oprah.

Prince Harry’s, 36, wife went on to add how there are ”boundaries” everyone should respect and there are lines that shouldn’t be crossed when it comes to keeping your child out of the limelight.

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Having watched the clip, Anton said: “It is that thing because when you have young children you try to protect them.

“That’s basically your job, you’re just trying to protect them – your children,” he added, before bringing up his views on privacy.

“I’ve had my children filmed with me and it was relevant to something and I think it’s okay to use the stuff you’ve been part of.

“And you’ve made relevant to something and this is the point – where does it end?” he continued before the host jumped in.

“See, this is where I disagree,” Steph declared, going on to refute Anton’s claims as she explained: “I’ve never said my daughter’s name on television.

“I’ve never put any pictures of her anywhere because, for me, I think as soon as I do, that’s when you’re saying, ‘It is fine’.

“I think we’re all to ourselves on it but for me, that’s my rule,” the journalist explained to viewers and the panel.

Anton then followed up as he replied: “To a point, I agree with you. I think it’s okay for people to use things you’ve put forward.”

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“It’s the other stuff like hiding in the bushes [which is unacceptable],” the Strictly Come Dancing stalwart said.

Television personality Katie Price, 42, also gave her take on the latest clip to emerge from the tell-all interview.

“When I watched that, I could relate in a lot of ways,” the reality star said, before adding: “When you put yourself in the public eye, you do have to expect that the media will write stuff.

“They will turn up and try and take pictures of you even if you don’t want it but that is part and parcel of it.”

“But I do believe because I’ve had this as well, when you’re at home you should be allowed your privacy,” Katie continued.

“I’ve had drones go over the property – I don’t think they should be allowed to do that. I don’t think they should wait at the end of your driveway.

“And also the issue I have is when you don’t see the paparazzi, they’re hiding in the bushes and then you see a picture come out and you think to yourself, ‘Well I never saw a camera’.

“To me, that’s kind of like stalking and that makes you feel paranoid that you’re being watched,” she continued.

Steph’s Packed Lunch airs weekdays at 12:30pm on Channel 4.


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