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Autumnwatch’s Chris Packham hits back at BBC for cancelling popular show by launching rival programme


CHRIS Packham has hit back at the BBC for cancelling Autumnwatch by launching his own character clearly show on-line. 

Before this calendar year, the broadcaster axed the beloved wildlife sequence immediately after 17 decades on air, leaving clearly show supporters and its hosts extremely let down.

Chris Packham has responded to the BBC axing Autumnwatch by starting his own show 8 out of 10 Bats

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Chris Packham has responded to the BBC axing Autumnwatch by starting his very own clearly show 8 out of 10 BatsCredit score: PA
Chris has spent just about £50,000 on the show, dubbed a 'DIY operation'

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Chris has put in just about £50,000 on the show, dubbed a ‘DIY operation’Credit history: BBC

Autumnwatch presenter Chris has responded to BBC’s surprise cancellation of the demonstrate by setting up his have on cost-free-to-watch YouTube are living from a Surrey character hotspot titled 8 out of 10 Bats.

The nature and conservation expert will stream are living from the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield, which is house to the most beautiful collection of indigenous species in the British isles.

Chris has expended all-around £50,000 on the show, dubbed a ‘DIY operation’ which will element a assorted selection of young naturalist presenters, filmmakers, conservationists and campaigners all underneath the age of 25.

From Oct 30 until eventually November 2, the 62-year-old along with his stepdaughter Megan McCubbin, will broadcast 4 hour-very long episodes for the magazine-design and style display from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Speaking to SurreyLive, Chris stated: “At a time when we are being consistently bombarded with so much adverse news about our precious wildlife.

“We want to share our enthusiasm for what we adore most – all that unparalleled surprise for our normal environment which grips younger and outdated alike.

“8 Out Of 10 Bats is about being excited by a love of lifetime, all the things which slimes, slithers or stings. But it can be also about earning positive youthful individuals have a voice and an prospect to showcase their amazing qualities.”

The BBC host has promised that the demonstrate will be passionate, interesting and instructional, showcasing topical movies, hilarious props, instructive demonstrations, and plenty of stay wildlife cameras.

Exhibit presenter Megan spoke about the upcoming gig and claimed: “If you might be feeling starved of wildlife Tv this autumn, then 8 Out Of 10 Bats will deliver some pleasure and escapism to these darker evenings and celebrate the species on our doorstep and beyond.

“The British Wildlife Centre is a stunning area, and I are unable to wait to get started and our wildlife nerdiness on!”

The series will air through YouTube from Dundreggan Rewilding Centre in Scotland and the British Wildlife Centre.

The Beeb has stated that the selection to axe AutumnWatch was because of to ‘challenging economical times’ and ‘difficult decisions’ still left it needing to ‘focus sources on material with the greatest impact’. 

Autumnwatch supporters effectively joined forces and created a petition to conserve the present, selecting up just about 100,000 signatures.

The broadcaster listened and gave lovers a three-section distinctive on The One Exhibit, which highlighted the unique presenters Chris, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke. 

In February the BBC axed Autumnwatch due to 'financial issues'

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In February the BBC axed Autumnwatch due to ‘financial issues’Credit: BBC
Chris presenting the BBC wildlife show with co-host Michaela Strachan

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Chris presenting the BBC wildlife present with co-host Michaela StrachanCredit history: BBC



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