With the new series of Springwatch starting this week on BBC 2 fans of the how have noticed that someone is missing.
With Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke back hosting the show Martin Hughes-Games is missing but why is he not on the show.
It was last year when Martin announced that he will no longer be apart of the show as he stepped down as host and Steve Backshall will be taking over.
Martin took to his Twitter account and said:
“After 12 great years I have decided to leave the watches. “It’s good to go when the show is looking strong. MASSIVE thank you for yr support. [sic]”
Co-presenter Chris has been speaking about working with Martin for so many years and said:
“I am staying put. I’m going to miss Martin a lot.
“He’s an extraordinary man. He’s witty, he’s funny, he’s clever.”
“He knows a lot about wildlife. He’s extremely passionate and I will miss him.”
He really is missed and we have to say the show simply isn’t the same without him.
The wait is over!
Yearly wildlife show Springwatch is back tonight on BBC 2 and we can’t wait to see what this years series unfolds.
From Polecats to Tadpoles the show is bound to have it all and no doubt Hosts Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke will be showing all the footage filmed with hundreds of cameras catching every moment what the british wildlife give us.
Springwatch is on BBC 2 tonight, nightly for the next three weeks
He’s the presenter of Springwatch and Autumwatch but now Chris Packham has it out at I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here as he branded them ‘abusive’ to animals.
Chris took to his Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon when he shared an article about the latest celebrities to enter the jungle when he gave his opinion about the ITV show.
If I was wildlife I’d be getting the hell out of there . More abuse to ensue I’m sure . . .
If you’re a regular to watching Springwatch you will know that normally presenting the show is Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Martin Hughes-Games but this series what started on Monday you would have seen a new presenter called Gillian Burke.
If you’re wondering who Gillian is well she’s a Biologist and filmmaker who made an appearance on the show last year and now has been made a permanent member of the team.
She was born outside Nairobi, Kenya and lived a life as “very happily feral” as she would kick her shoes off and go and play outside with none on.
It was in September of 2016 when it was reported that Martin Hughes-Games has been axed from the show because he is white and middle-class and the BBC wanted more diversity among its presenters.
Gillian admitted that she was ‘horrified’ when it was reported that she was breaking up the Springwatch family.
As she said:
“A friend texted me one Monday morning saying I was in the papers. Can you imagine the horror for me of apparently busting into the party and being blamed for breaking it up?
“I can totally understand why people would want to know where I’ve come from; the perception is that I’ve just shown up. But I’ve been doing this a long time.”
Lets hope that she fits in well with the team so far we have to say we are liking her.
So tonight one of my favorite shows returned to BBC Two and i have to say I wasn’t disappointed.
The nature show was back with presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Martin Hughes-Games and new presenter Gillian Burke along with the new presenter they have a completely new home as they have moved from Minsmere in Suffolk to National Trust’ Sherborne Park Estate in the heart of the Cotswolds.
The show started with a introduction of their new home along with the presenters showing all the new cameras what they have up at the new location.
They have a new studio what is a large t pee and we have to say it looks very very cosy.
Now time to talk about what wildlife they have and already they have barn owls, blue tits and badges and if you’re a regular to Springwatch you will know just how hard they find it to see the badgers.
We have to say we are so looking forward to the next three weeks it’s so exciting.
He’s the up beat Springwatch presenter but it seems Chris Packham has had a upsetting time as he has admitted that his Asperger causing him to find it very very hard to say goodbye to his pet poodles body after it passed.
Chris has admitted that after his poodle Scratchy died he just found it so hard to dispose of the body he kept it in his freezer in his cottage in the New Forest.
Chris having aspergers means that he has a closer bond to animals than humans including his partner Charlotte Corney.
Talking to The Mirror Chris said:
‘She knows by bond with dogs is deeper and stronger than with her, but it doesn’t undermine what we have,’
‘I am very lucky that Charlotte understands my autistic condition.’
Chris has also said that he hopes to have his ashes eventually mixed with his dogs after he has passed away.
He told the Daily Mirror last month:
‘Someone will have the job of mixing us together and scattering us underneath our favourite tree where we used to sit,’
Chris really does think a lot about his as if youre a regular to watching Springwatch you would know so this is acually really sad.