Springwatch's Chris Packham and stepdaughter Megan McCubbin bag spin-off series Wild Summer

SPRINGWATCH'S Chris Packham and stepdaughter Megan McCubbin have bagged a new spin-off series.

Chris & Meg's Wild Summer is a six-episode series which will see the pair explore the natural beauty the UK has to offer.

They will visit places like Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Western Isles.

Chris, 60, 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!"

Meanwhile Megan, 25, said of the new show: "I am so excited to share this series with viewers – it's a 'wild summer with a difference! 

"With wildlife at its heart, Chris and I travel the length of the UK exploring its natural and cultural wonders and discuss important topics that make us who we are.

"Everything from modern families, neurodiversity and the health of our environment."

Chris has been in a relationship with Megan's mother Jo McCubbin for the past 10 years.

Megan made her debut on Springwatch last year and impressed Chris, who previously said: "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."

Chris & Meg's Wild Summer will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on Sunday August 29 at 8:30pm. 

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