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Monty Don reacts after BBC’s Charlie Stayt questions his absence from garden ‘I'm out!'

Monty Don, 65, took BBC Breakfast host Charlie Stayt, 58, by surprise when he appeared via video link for an interview on the show this morning from his study. The presenter arrived on the programme to discuss the upcoming series of his hit BBC show Gardeners’ World with Charlie and his co-host Naga Munchetty, 46.
However, as he is most often seen tending to his garden in most of his TV appearances, Charlie was left questioning why the horticulturalist was chatting to them from inside his home for a change.

Charlie began by saying: “Good morning Monty!

“Not in the garden, in your study I believe, is that right?”

Explaining his choice of location for the live interview, Monty declared: “Yes. 

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Monty replied: “I love filming and I think you want to do well – the whole team wants to do well – and just because it’s a very calm programme. 

“What you see is gentle and flows, you know as well as I do there’s a lot of paddling under the surface to made that happen and there’s a lot of skill – not from me in particular – but everybody involved is really good at it. 

“And so, I certainly feel, ‘today this could be our last programme ever, let’s make it the best we’ve ever done. Let’s really go out on a high’, and tomorrow we’ll do the same!’

“And, that way, it ups the ante a bit,” he continued to explain. 

It comes as Monty will be back in Longmeadow welcoming viewers and Spring into his garden on the popular show. 

He took to Twitter to announce the return of the programme in view of his 214,000 followers this morning.

The gardening enthusiast penned: “You have waited all winter – but the new series of Gardeners World is back tonight at 9pm on BBC2.

“See you then.”

BBC Breakfast airs every day at 6am on ITV and Gardeners’ World returns this evening on BBC Two at 9pm with a brand new series.

Google Maps Street View: Man adopts bizarre position in garden scene

Google Maps Street View often catches people when they least expect it. However, increasingly locals are setting up scenes for the entertainment of Google Maps viewers.
That is, of course, until you notice one local resident who has taken a rather rigid stance on top of his own mailbox.

The man, dressed in red shorts and a white T-shirt can be seen laying on top of his traditional, green mailbox.

With his arms by his side and legs stuck outwards, the male appears to be completely rigid.

Despite being seemingly aware of the Google camera, he keeps his eyes firmly glued downwards towards the green grass of his front lawn.

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Behind him, a lawnmower can be seen, suggesting the man was in such a hurry to take his funny position, he abandoned his chores for the day.

Reddit users who happened upon the image have concluded he was taking part in a viral trend.

According to Google Maps, the picture was snapped in 2011.

During this time, a popular online trend was circulating called “planking”.

One Reddit user said: “I saw the planking and had to check the date. 2011 completely checks out.”

A BBC news article from 2011 explains the planking “phenomenon involves lying face down in a public place – the stranger the better.”

People would then share their images and videos on social networking sites.

“Aficionados lie expressionless with a straight body, hands by their sides and toes pointing into the ground,” added the BBC.

Of course, this is not the first time a local has spotted the Google Maps car and attempted to get its attention.

Often, people are spotted making crude gestures to the camera as it passes by.

Other times, some cheeky residents have gone so far as to strip nude – such as one couple on a beach in Tulum, Mexico.

If pranks go too far, however, the tech giant is forced to blur out rude images as per its privacy policy.