Bill Oddie: Springwatch is dead

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 September 2017
Bill Oddie

Bill Oddie

Bill Oddie has slammed the BBC for killing 'Springwatch' by keeping the format the same

Bill Oddie thinks 'Springwatch' has been "squeezed" to death.

The 76-year-old conservationist presented the series - including 'Autumnwatch' and 'Winterwatch' - from 2005 until 2009 and, although he'll always love the concept of the show, he thinks the BBC have killed it because they haven't changed the format.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "They have squeezed every inch out of 'Springwatch' - you know, like 'Winterwatch', 'Autumnwatch', 'Watchwatch'.

"All the BBC seem to do is fish around for years until they hit a format, then they stick with it and kill it and flog it to death. They're obsessed."

And, although he usually fronts shows that involve animals, the 76-year-old TV presenter and renowned bird watcher recently admitted he was offered a large wad of cash to enter Channel 5's 'Celebrity Big Brother' house last month, but he had to reject the offer because he didn't want to miss the Rutland bird fair.

Taking to his Twitter account, he said at the time: "I was offered a humungous amount of money to do 'Celebrity Big Brother', but it clashed with THE BIRD FAIR at Rutland water this weekend (sic)."

And 'Celebrity Big Brother' isn't the only reality TV show the comedian has turned down as he's also snubbed the chance to do 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' - twice.

He explained: "Reality shows I have been asked to be on - 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here (twice), 'Celebrity Big Brother', 'Strictly Come Dancing' and 'The Voice' (sic)"

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