SPRINGWATCH hosts Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan have been ticked off by BBC bosses for making the show too smutty.The pair are famous for naughty wildlife innuendos, including references to “great tits”, “beavers” and “shags”.But now their constant pre-watershed double-entendres have landed the pair in trouble.Chris, 56, said: “Michaela and I utilise whatever means we can to enliven the show — put it that way!“We often get told off afterwards, we have had a warning for pushing it. But we are trying to appeal to a broad audience.”Chris added: “A lot of the Springwatch’s millions of viewers are not hardcore natural history watchers.“If we didn’t entertain them with innuendos, I don’t think the programmes would work.”Last year left fans giggling by dropping a series of innuendos about tits, asking: “Great tits, great tits, wherefore art thou great tits?”And in a separate … [Read more...] about BBC bans Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan’s smutty Springwatch innuendos
MICHAELA Strachan one of Britain's best-loved wildlife presenters, known for her cheery manner and her fondness of animals.The fair-haired zoophile first hit our screens in the 1980s and is now one of the main hosts on Autumnwatch. Here's the lowdown on Michaela...Michaela, 51, was born in Surrey in 1966 and attended stage school as a youngster, where she loved singing and dancing.As a teenager she enrolled in a musical theatre course and in 1985 landed a role in the musical 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, which played in the West End.She also held down other jobs before making the move into TV, where her passion for animals and wildlife came in handy.Michaela married in 1996 but divorced her film maker husband Duncan Chard five years later.She is now in a relationship with new partner Nick Chevallier, and the pair have a son called Oliver together – they now live in Cape Town in South Africa along with her partner's children.Michaela landed her first presenting job in 1986 … [Read more...] about Who is Michaela Strachan? Autumnwatch 2017 presenter and The Really Wild Show co-host with Chris Packham
WILDLIFE show Springwatch's final episode this series is on BBC Two tonight.The nature extravaganza moved location from Suffolk to the National Trust’s Sherborne Park Estate in the Cotswolds for this series, and it has settled in nicely. Here's all you need to know...The final episode, of the 12-part series, airs tonight (June 15) at 7:30pm on BBC Two.Tonight the show goes head-to-head with EastEnders on BBC One, Tonight on ITV, Channel 4 News and All New Traffic Cops on Channel 5.This is the show's final episode, and the team catch up on all the action that the webcams have captured over the last 24 hours.Springwatch Unsprung will air on BBC Two tonight to June 16 at 6.30pm, and will feature Chris Packham alongside a range of celebrity guests.Autumnwatch and Winterwatch will also be filmed from the Cotswolds site.Springwatch features regular presenter Chris Packham, who is known for his love of all things natural.Joining Chris is Martin Hughes-Games and … [Read more...] about What time is Springwatch 2017 on BBC Two tonight and who’s presenting with Chris Packham?
WILDLIFE fans are rejoicing, as Springwatch Unsprung with Chris Packham has returned, giving us a little bit more nature news.The companion show to the main programme is in its third week and features analysis, quizzes and debates with photos and videos sent in by viewers. But when is it on and who presents it? Here's all you need to know...Springwatch Unsprung continues on BBC Two TONIGHT, June 16 at 6.30pm. It is the tenth of 10 episodes in the series.The companion show is up against Hollyoaks on Channel 4 and the news on each of the other main channels.It is as a live, audience-centred show celebrating the very best of UK wildlife and each show will also involve guests being invited to discuss the Spring wildlife.Chris PackhamChris Packham, 55, is a well-known TV presenter, nature photographer and naturalist.He developed his passion for the great outdoors after he got a degree from the University of Southampton in Zoology.Chris got his first big break in 1986 … [Read more...] about When is Springwatch Unsprung on BBC Two tonight, who’s presenting with Chris Packham and what is it about?
HE IS the green-fingered garden designer who is a regular on Countryfile and has taught us how to grow our own drugs.And now ethnobotanist James Wong is set to join the Springwatch team as they travel to Japan for a special episode.Here's everything you need to know about the TV personality.James was born in London in May 1981 to a Malaysian Chinese father and British mother and grew up in both Singapore and Malaysia.As a teenager he returned to the UK and his interest in the environment saw his study ethnobotany at the University of Bath.This is the study of plants and the impact they have on local culture and people.He then went on to train at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and gain a masters degree from the University of Kent.James now lives in London and can speak both fluent Spanish, English and Mandarin Chinese.James got his big break on TV when in 2009 he was selected of the host of BBC gardening sho Grow Your Own Drugs.It showed viewers how they could grow natural remedies to … [Read more...] about Who is James Wong? Springwatch in Japan presenter with Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan – all you need to know
THIS is the shocking moment BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham is accosted by cops who force him to stop filming bird hunters in Malta.The telly favourite was later arrested and charged with assault — accusations that a magistrate slammed as worthy of a "comedy show".A camera captures the sudden confrontation when a car can be heard pulling up behind Chris and his crew.A man barks orders to stop filming and the TV conservationist claims he was then shoved towards his motor by a fuming policeman.A mic is able to pick up the loud voices of the officers ushering the team away, with one man heard shouting: "You cannot film here. This is private property. That is an order".Later that day Chris was left stunned when he was handed a court summons ordering him to appear before a magistrate on assault charges.But the Springwatch star told The Sun that he blew the prosecution "out of the water" after the brief hearing on Thursday morning cleared him of all … [Read more...] about Dramatic moment BBC star Chris Packham is ‘pushed by raging cop’ who forces him into his car before Springwatch presenter is accused of assault
WE ARE used to seeing the Springwatch presenters travelling up and down the UK in search of the country's beautiful wildlife.But tonight they will swap England's green and pleasant land for the Far East as they explore Japan.Here's what the presenters will get up to in the land of the rising sun...Springwatch in Japan will uncover the country's national tradition of Hanami - also known as flower watching.Each year thousands of travellers flock to Japan to see blankets of pink cherry blossom transform towns and cities.And in this special one-off episode, the presenters will learn about how Hanami is one of the most anticipated events in the Japanese calendar.Springwatch in Japan will be aired tonight on BBC Two from 8.30pm.The special episode will then be available to watch aftwerwards on the BBC iPlayer.Springwatch in Japan will feature regular presenter Chris Packham, who is known for his love of all things natural.The show comes just days after it was revealed he had been arrested … [Read more...] about What time is Springwatch in Japan on BBC 2 tonight and who is presenting with Chris Packham?
Springwatch presenter Chris Packham captivates his fans with an incredibly moving documentary. Detailing his life with autism, he gives fans an insight into what life is really like for him living with the diagnosis.Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me is on October 17, at 9pm on BBC2.The presenter, who shot to fame on The Really Wild Show, gives a touching insight into his struggles with autism.The Springwatch star details his childhood behaviour that made him stand out from the crowd including licking beetles and chewing tadpoles.He addresses a deep concern for public perception, the controversial topic of “eradicating” autism by “retraining” children, the rise of science and tech industry geniuses, who we discover, are on the spectrum.Chris Packham is a well-known TV presenter, nature photographer and naturalist.He developed his passion for the great outdoors after he got a degree from the University of Southampton in Zoology.Chris got his … [Read more...] about When is Chris Packham: Asperger’s And Me on BBC Two tonight and what’s the documentary about?
ICONIC kids TV show The Really Wild Show could be making a return to TV.But what can we expect? And who will front it? Here’s what we know…The Really Wild Show was an iconic TV show and gave youngsters their first introduction to wildlife and the natural world.It ran from 1986 until 2006.The show was presented by Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan.The iconic BAFTA-winning series also starred veteran naturalist Terry Nutkins, who passed away in 2012, aged 66.The Sun revealed how telly bosses think it’s time the show returned to screens to deliver its particular brand of animal magic to a whole new audience.Speaking to the sun Chris Packham said: “There have been a few chats about bringing The Really Wild Show back.“There is a certain amount of nostalgia for it.“Obviously, our co-host Terry Nutkins died a couple of years ago so it would be down to Michaela and I.“But there’s a huge adult population that remember the show … [Read more...] about When could The Really Wild Show coming back and will Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham present the kids nature show?
ASPERGER'S Syndrome is one of many forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.These are the signs somebody you know may have Asperger's, as well as some of the famous individuals who live with the condition.Asperger's Syndrome is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people see the world and interact with others.It's often referred to as 'mild autism' - and affects around 700,000 people in the UK (more than one in 100).The main difference between it and autism is that people with Asperger's don't have a learning disability, and do not have any developmental or intellectual delays.In fact, those with Asperger's are normally of average or above average intelligence.Most kids with Asperger's go to mainstream schools, but a diagnosis is important so their learning can be targeted properly.Common signs of Asperger's Syndrome in children include avoiding eye contact, and preferring to play alone or with adults - instead of joining in with other kids.Those with Asperger's often find it … [Read more...] about What are Asperger’s syndrome symptoms in adults and children, is there a test and what has Chris Packham said about the condition?