Chris never feels the nerves on Autumnwatch live

Chris Packham has insisted he never suffers from nerves before his live wildlife shows.

The presenter, 51, is back for an eighth series of Autumnwatch, with Martin Hughes-Games and Michaela Strachan.

“I never feel nervous, ever. It’s an hour-long conversation and you frequently have hour-long conversations in the pub, that’s the way I see it,” he said.

“I don’t prepare to talk to my mates down the pub. I go down there and see what’s happening and join in.”

The wildlife presenter said he wasn’t worried about finding enough material to fill the hour-long, live BBC Two shows.

“We’re always very confident we can produce a programme. If the animals don’t turn up or if it pours with rain it’s actually part of our story,” he said.

“In fact I can’t think of a programme over the series where we couldn’t have run it for another hour, because we’ve had so much material.

“I mean, I’d happily tell you about the life of a worm for five minutes if you’re interested, so there’s always something there.”

Autumnwatch runs on BBC Two from Tuesday, October 30 to Friday, November 2.

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