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BBC backlash as fans slam Countryfile and Springwatch over lack of ‘representation’

89 percent of people felt as though Countryfile wasn’t focusing on certain issues that was of importance to a rural viewing audience. Rural listeners of the BBC Radio 4 drama The Archers branded it a “contemporary drama in a rural setting”. Two-thirds of The Countryside Alliance want to see the BBC licence fee scrapped and programmes made […]

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Springwatch host Kate Humble ‘staggered’ as she and husband are asked invasive question

Kate Humble, 53, has been married to her TV producer husband Ludo Graham, 60, for three decades but the couple do not have any children. The Springwatch presenter admitted she has been left “staggered” after persistently being asked the invasive question. Speaking out in a candid interview, Kate said she thought it outrageous that women […]

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‘Everyone makes mistakes!’ Chris Packham defends Springwatch blunders as series wraps up

Chris Packham, 61, opened up about how the Springwatch team deals with on-air blunders, even though he maintains that things “very rarely” go wrong. The nature show wrapped up its 18th series on Thursday night after three weeks of live broadcasts from across the UK. After almost 20 years on TV, Chris discussed the “handful […]

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Gemma Collins ‘honoured’ to star on BBC’s Springwatch as nature is her ‘passion’

Gemma Collins told followers she feels “honoured” to have bagged a role on BBC’s Springwatch after finding nature to be her “real passion” in life. The 41 year old announced that she will be joining the show for a live special on Thursday, as she posted a clip of herself on the nature programme to […]

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Jeremy Clarkson aims savage jibe at Springwatch presenters after badger ‘stamping’ remark

Jeremy Clarkson caused horror when he told the world that he would “happily stamp repeatedly” on the head of a badger if he encountered one on his land. Now he has directed a savage jibe at the presenters of Springwatch after they spoke out in defence of the species, countering that it is the “most […]

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Springwatch fans fume as ‘best bit’ of show goes missing from episode: ‘Where is it?’

Springwatch presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan were live from Wild Ken Hill once again on Wednesday night for another instalment of the BBC nature series. After exploring the birds’ nests, looking at how the badgers were growing and learning why Britain was home to seals, viewers were let down and left wondering why there […]

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‘That’s what you pay licence fee for!’ Chris Packham declares amid bird sex on Springwatch

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham made a cheeky reference to the BBC licence fee today on the show. As the camera panned away from two birds copulating in the British countryside, Chris quipped that TV moments such as these are “why we pay the licence fee”. Chris, 61, joined co-presenter Michaela Strachan, 56, on Springwatch this […]

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Michaela Strachan ‘didn’t know’ Springwatch had gone off air ‘Chris and I looked silly!’

“There have been a handful of occasions where we have had severe technical issues which have taken us off air: storms, we had a problem with the generator on one occasion, but they have been very isolated.  “There is always self-generated pressure in the team to make sure those technical hiccups don’t occur.  “We have […]

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Where is Gillian Burke from Springwatch? Star’s absence explained

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Chris explained why Gillian was unable to join the team this time around. He said: “She’s absent for this series but we are very much hoping that she’ll be back ready for Autumnwatch.  “It is merely scheduling difficulties. We’ve all had scheduling difficulties this year because of Covid to be quite honest.  […]

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Chris Packham admits disagreements with Megan over Springwatch outfits ‘I care little!’

Chris Packham, 61, said he “cares little” about what stepdaughter Megan McCubbin, 27, thinks about his outfit choices on Springwatch. The presenter’s unique wardrobe has been a topic of conversation among BBC viewers, but Chris insists that he “quite likes” his sense of style. Chris told Express.co.uk and other press: “If only I could show you photographs […]