Michaela Strachan has shared the possible technical difficulties of filming Autumnwatch during the pandemic.
The TV presenter is back on the show with Chris Packham, Iolo Williams and Gillian Burke for more wildlife watching,
The new series will be coming to us live for two weeks later this month, and as the coronavirus pandemic continues the hosts will be stationed separately around the UK.
Michaela joked that she would be able to ‘go on too much’ with co-host Chris making a quip, but fears the crossovers to each other might be tricky.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk and other press, she said: ‘It’s difficult technically and the audience obviously doesn’t realise this, but you have a delay. When you do live programs, you see it on the news, you can see people nodding before, it’s because there’s sometimes a five to seven second delay.
‘Although that doesn’t sound very much, if Chris makes a joke and I’ve got to pick up on it, and there’s a seven second delay, it kind of loses the joke a little bit. So we won’t know til we really get there and start whether we can make that work.’
She went on: ‘Hopefully we can make it work a little bit. But it doesn’t mean that we’ll never be together again. If we decide to, let’s get the two of us together again, we might see that one season. So we’ll just see how it goes really.’
Meanwhile Chris joked that he is happy not to have work closely with his good friend this time.
‘I’ve managed to banish her to a part of remote Scotland, where she is going to be pulling over a few baby mammals,’ he said, ‘and I’ll be able to have an ontological Nirvana down here in the New Forest, where we focus firmly on the most important things in life, which are birds. I’m not worried about the time delay to get my jokes, it always takes her seven minutes to get my jokes anyway so that won’t make any difference.’
Getting into his stride, he continued: ‘I’ll have no one coming into my caravan and messing up my clothes on the rail, or leaving scruffy chewed pencils on the worktop. So yeah, very, very positive benefits, the new way of making the programs no doubt.’
Autumnwatch returns October 27 at 8pm on BBC Two.
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