WINTERWATCH viewers went wild after presenters Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham made some VERY rude remarks when the BBC show returned this evening.
Fans of the show were agitated after the wildlife show started off with some pretty cheeky references.
The duo shared a clip of the river that captures the moment a striped owl tries to “grab” a brown rat from the bank.
Chris told viewers: “Nothing is happening at the moment but just a few nights ago we spotted a brown rat on the bank.
“But look at it swooping low over it, that shadow, the mouse leaping ashore, and the ominous shadow of a striped owl.
“The striped owl thought about grabbing the mouse but then decided not to.”
Followed by Michaela’s comment: “I think he’s a nimble little mouse… he’ll avoid being eaten.”
Fans were immediately amazed at Chris and Michaela’s choice of words, after they first mentioned the word “robber” to describe the owl’s quest and then called the rat “spunky.” .
However, the allusions kept coming, with Michael launching a side pad that nearly knocked viewers out of their seats.
The 55-year-old presenter explained that it’s a regenerative farm, and part of it includes rewinding – meaning they introduce beavers into the environment.
The star said they put cameras on those beavers in Springwatch, but they didn’t see anything.
She added that in Autumnwatch they were a bit more successful and got a glimpse of them.
“We’re sticking with it and hope to get more of our beavers in Winterwatch,” Michael said.
“There’s never a beaver around when you want one, right?”
Viewers couldn’t believe their ears and ran to Twitter after being battered by the comment.
One viewer quipped: “Is word insertion rude on #Winterwatch? Snatch, Spunky and Beaver.”
Another joked: “From a cute little boy to a beaver, what more could you ask for. #Winterwatch”
“Always lack the beaver when you want it,” another humorously posted.
A fourth shared: “Never leave a beaver around when you want to. #Winterwatch”
Another cheekily tweeted: “‘Never have a beaver around when you want one’ I feel the same way. #Winterwatch”
Michaela joins Chris Packham in the new Winterwatch series tonight, but unfortunately, Gillian Burke is missing.
Speaking to Zoe Ball on her BBC Radio 2 programme, Michaela said: “Obviously we turned on the live camera.
“Really excited this year because we’re in Norfolk, this year Megan is with us, she’s in Northern Ireland.
“Unfortunately, Gillian has other commitments for Winterwatch.
“IoIo is on the Isle of Mull and we have live cameras in all three places.”
While Gillian is working on other projects in the series, Chris’ stepdaughter Megan McCubbin will join the show, as will Iola Williams.
Michaela will be based at Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk and says: “I’m looking out the window now and the sky is blue.
“And we’ll be out filming as soon as we finish our interview with you.
“We were filming, and it was a beautiful day. I mean it’s cold and chilly but it’s beautiful and there’s a lot of wildlife here.”
Viewers will be delighted to have Michaela return to the show, who was forced to miss the series last January due to the coronavirus pandemic.
She must also miss Springwatch in 2020 for the same reason.
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