Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games caused panic among the show’s many fans when he claimed he had been axed from the show, but those nature enthusiasts can now breathe easy.
Martin will indeed be back on our screens along with Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan when Autumnwatch returns to TV later this year.
Martin, who has presented Springwatch and it’s autumn and winter spin-offs since 2009, caused quite the stir when he tweeted:
The bbc commissioner Tom McDonald has decided my services no longer required on springwatch etc. Sad but it's been brilliant- thank you!!— Martin Hughes-Games (@MartinHGames) September 17, 2016
More time to spend with this new project!! pic.twitter.com/41Fsu7kOes— Martin Hughes-Games (@MartinHGames) September 17, 2016
Fans of the show were devastated, describing it as an “outrage” and promising to send angry messages to the Commissioner, but Martin has now updated his fans, writing:
Im very happy to say I'll see you in October on Autumnwatch. Thanks SO much for all yr support— Martin Hughes-Games (@MartinHGames) September 19, 2016
A BBC spokeswoman said: “Martin Hughes-Games will present Autumnwatch along with Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan next month, and Martin very much remains part of The Watches family.”