MICHAELA Strachan has been compelled to drag out of Winterwatch 2021 after lockdown restrictions left her stranded in South Africa.
The 54-year-old presenter lives in South Africa along with her household, and with the coronavirus pandemic persevering with to wreak havoc world wide, Michaela was unable to fly to the UK to co-host the upcoming collection.
Michaela Strachan won’t be co-hosting Winterwatch resulting from lockdown restrictions Credit score: BBC
Winterwatch 2021 begins later this month however with out Michaela on the helm, because the BBC revealed: “Sadly resulting from lockdown restrictions, Michaela Strachan is unable to take part in Winterwatch 2021 this yr as a gift;er.
“We’re all deeply saddened that Michaela is unable to be there in particular person this time, however she can be in dialog with Chris Packham in the course of the first episode, from her dwelling in South Africa.”
Chris, 59, will current the present alongside Iolo Williams, Gillian Burke and Megan McCubbin.
This is not the primary time lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic has stopped Michaela collaborating within the present, as she was compelled to overlook Springwatch final yr for a similar purpose.
Michaela lives in South Africa and is unable to fly to the UK for the brand new collection
Michaela beforehand shared particulars of her life in Cape City with You Magazine in 2018, saying: “I stay behind Desk Mountain Nationwide Park.
“Strolling there with my canine Rio has grow to be my solace. It’s additionally the place I met my husband Nick. I used to be in Cape City and a good friend launched us.
“After a protracted stroll up the mountain collectively, a bottle of wine on the high and a cable automobile down, I knew he was the one.”
In the meantime Chris has spoken about how nature is extra vital than ever contemplating what has occurred within the final 12 months, forward of Winterwatch’s return.
Chris Packham will host the present alongside Iolo Williams, Gillian Burke and Megan McCubbinCredit score: BBC
He mentioned: “Nature has by no means been extra vital, as extra folks have reached out engaged with and embraced it greater than ever earlier than.
“That is the as a result of our personal species has discovered its personal world burdened and threatened and in such determined instances now we have discovered speedy solace and respite within the easy perfection of nature.”
Winterwatch begins on January 19 on BBC One.