Megan McCubbin speaks out on ‘controversial’ issue while living with stepdad Chris Packham
Chris Packham talks spending lockdown with Megan McCubbin
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Wildlife presenter Megan McCubbin moved into the home of her stepfather Chris Packham during lockdown. And now, the 25-year-old TV star has opened up about their time together in the New Forest, as the duo have been documenting their travels around the country for their new series, Chris and Meg’s Wild Summer.
Megan said being in lockdown together went “pretty well”, and the pair even launched their own online wildlife series together.
The success of The Self-Isolating Bird Club helped the conservationist land her first major presenting role.
She stepped in to front Springwatch with Chris when his regular co-star Michaela Strachan, who lives in Cape Town, was unable to travel to the UK because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Reflecting their time together over the past 18 months, Megan said one of the only things they disagreed on was the washing up.
She told this week’s Radio Times: “I moved in with Chris when lockdown started so that we could work together, because we were writing our book, Back to Nature, jointly.
“It went pretty well: I think the most controversial thing was that he didn’t much like the idea of washing up after I’d cooked…
“I don’t mind washing up, just not every single saucepan,” Chris cheekily hit back.
Megan went on to say that being in lockdown gave her a “wake-up call” and offered her a chance to explore the area on her doorstep in more detail.
Following the ease of travel restrictions, the duo packed up their things and headed out on the road together.
They went on a campervan trip to explore some of the UK’s best scenery and, of course, had some animal encounters along the way.
Chris and Megan travelled to the Lake District, South West Wales, Snowdonia, Northumberland, the Cairngorms, and the Western Isles as part of their six-part nature programme.
They encountered puffins, red kites and sand lizards to name but a few.
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Chris, who turned 60 in May, said: “The UK is a remarkable place to find wildlife and it’s only a weekend away!
“Megs and I have always been up for an adventure, some great wildlife and an ice-cream, so this sometimes hectic, always eclectic and wholly electric trip around our great-green backyard was bound to be a winner.
“We go, we see, we eat vegan sarnies and we savour the best of the UK’s wild spots and wildlife.
“Throw in some punk rock, vintage summer wear and the binoculars and you’ve got a road trip with a recipe for success!”.
Earlier this month, the duo took part in music quiz show The Hit List.
Megan and Chris, a punk rock fan, went up against comedian Russell Kane and Drag Race UK winner Lawrence Chaney, and presenter Nihal Arthanayake, who was paired with TV personality Scarlett Moffatt.
Following a post about the show on Twitter, one social media user thought the pair had a good chance at winning the prize money for their chosen charity.
“Judging by the cool chooons you guys played in your electric camper you should do well,”(sic) the fan penned.
Chris and Meg’s Wild Summer continues on Sunday at 8.30pm on BBC Two.
Read the full interview in Radio Times – Out now.
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