Where does Chris Packham live? New Forest's home of Springwatch presenter revealed!

Springwatch Chris Packham returned to our screens with his new series Chris Packham’s Animal Einsteins but where does he live?

Chris Packham is a well-known face from our screens who has presented on the BBC series Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch since 2009. 

He has travelled to many different locations around the world for his career. In 2019, he was in Baja Peninsula to co-host the four-part series Blue Planet Live.

While Chris travels a lot to film new series, his house is located at the New Forest. So, where is his home in England?

Chris Packham

Where does Chris Packham live?

Chris lives in New Forest which is located in southern England.

The BBC presenter grew up in the small village Midanbury, near Southampton, but he has lived in New Forest for most of his life.

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New Forest is home to many species, including badgers, foxes, and a range of birds, which is what attracted the wildlife enthusiast to this area in the first place.

Speaking to Hampshire Life, Chris explained why New Forest will always be his home. He said:

I care more about the New Forest and its habitat than anywhere else because it’s my home. I feel part of it, as many others do. I am always encouraging people to go in the countryside. You can see it on TV, but to satisfy that interest you have to go and see it for yourself.

Chris Packham – (C) BBC – Photographer: Pete Dadds

Chris spent the first lockdown at his home

Chris spent the first lockdown with his stepdaughter Megan McCubbin at his home in New Forest. In fact, she gave him a haircut just before the start of Springwatch 2020 which was at the time when the first lockdown was still in place.

Chris also lives with his two poodles called Itchy and Scratchy. It’s unknown whether Chris’s partner Charlotte Corney joined him and Megan in New Forest.

Megan and Chris regularly share snaps together, so it’s very likely that Charlotte had spent the first lockdown somewhere else.

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Chris Packham’s Animal Einsteins

The six-part BBC series started on Sunday, February 21st and will air every Sunday evening at 8 pm. The final episode of Chris Packham’s Animal Einsteins is expected to air on March 28th.

In the series, Chris investigates animals with the most impressive communication skills.

The programme is also available to watch on BBC iPlayer.



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