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.
Martin Hughes-Games has decided it’s time to leave Springwatch after 12 years on the show.
Martin broke the news on Twitter by saying that he wanted to leave the show as he feels it’s ‘good to go now’.
Taking to Twitter Martin shared:
“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)”
The tweet was then followed with massive amounts of support from the loyal viewers of the show.
He will be missed.
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.
Wow we bet this was a shock to the system.
Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games was left shocked after her was registering his newborn son.
Martin was filling out the documents when he read that he had passed away written on the birth certificate!
Taking to his twitter account Martin shared:
Martin then added:
“Do they know something you don’t?”
That must have been such a shock to see.
We can confirm that he has not passed away lol.