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Chris Packham makes heartwarming comment about 'connection' with stepdaughter Megan in lockdown

Chris and Megan McCubbin are presenting the new series of Winterwatch

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Francesca Shillcock
Senior Features Writer
19 January 2021
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Chris Packham has opened up about his growing "connection" with stepdaughter Megan which has grown while working together in lockdown.

The Winterwatch presenters, who appeared on This Morning on Monday to discuss the upcoming new series, spoke to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about their sweet bond.

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Chris, 59, told the presenters: "Home is where the heart is for me. I've been very fortunate to travel all around the world, all sort of amazing habitats and species too.

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"We were locked down together as we are again now during the spring and all that time it was just the two of us in a small cottage and wandering the woods.

"The New Forest is where we're going to be doing our bit for Winterwatch this year and Megs has obviously spent a lot of time here. We've connected in a way that we never had before and now we want to share those sort of experiences with our Winterwatch viewers."

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Chris with stepdaughter, Megan

The beloved BBC show is back for a new series and no doubt it'll provide the perfect TV tonic that everyone needs. Chris and Megan also revealed what viewers can expect from the new episodes, detailing how they have been exploring areas of the New Forest near their home.

Megan told Holly and Phillip: "Gillian is down at the Cornish Beaver Trust, so she's going to be looking out at the different changes in Beavers, we looked at quite a lot of that in Springwatch.

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Chris and Megan spoke to HELLO! exclusively last year

"Iolo is in mid Wales at the centre of alternative technology, so we'll be looking at the differences in those seasons in those locations, but it's nice to get a snapshot of what's going on around the UK, so we get to see little pockets of things."

When Megan made her debut on Springwatch last year, Chris told HELLO! at the time: "She did really well. I said to her: 'You figure out what you want to say and I'll fill in around you.'

"I don't need to own anything, I've got nothing to prove. I was there as a support mechanism, really, and wasn't needed. She believes in what she's got to say, she's excited by the science and committed to the environmental aspects of it." 

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