Springwatch viewers complain show has 'hit a new low' as Megan McCubbin's makes VERY rude joke

SPRINGWATCH viewers were left red-faced after presenter Megan McCubbin made a rather rude joke on the nature show.

Megan joined her stepdad Chris Packham for Monday evening's instalment of Springwatch – but her choice of words soon landed her in hot water.

As she presented live from Hauxley Nature Reserve, Megan described some of the wildlife the site had to offer.

The photographer explained how the area was home to 160 different species of bird.

Detailing what could be seen on the live camera, Megan said: "We have seen a lot of live-action here already.

"Let's take a look at some of the species we've already seen – beautiful grey heron.


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"Resident all-year-round, you can see them in shallow waters.

"Look at that, shaking its head. And a shag, I do love a shag," she added, referring to its appearance.

Following the bizarre comment, she continued: "They can go down to 45 metres, taking the plunge there, I hope it's a success for it."

Megan's reference was, of course, entirely innocent as she was referring to a bird's feathers.

However, her pre-watershed comment was most unexpected and, as a result, viewers soon took to Twitter to hit out at the "shocking" remark.

Alongside an array of shocked-faced emojis, one person penned: "Springwatch is at it again. Megan McCubbin declares how she loves a shag and it's only 8.15pm. Shocking."

Another said: "BBC need to look at what qualifies the idiot Megan to present apart from nepotism."

While a third added: "How much was the presenter dared on Springwatch to say 'I do love a shag'?"

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Megan started to work with her naturalist stepdad Chris in 2020 when she joined him in Autumnwatch.

She was back last year for the seasonal shows, with many praising her presenting skills.

Springwatch continues on Tuesday at 8pm on BBC One.

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