Chris Packham was worried about ruthlessly critical Gogglebox appearance

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Chris Packham and his stepdaughter Megan McCubbin returned to TV screens in the new series of Celebrity Gogglebox.

While the Springwatch stars have been a hit with fans, Chris, 62, admitted he was worried about giving viewers an insight into his “ruthless” critiques.

Appearing on Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time podcast, Chris said: “Meg’s a great fan of Gogglebox, and I’ve watched it from time to time.

“I was more worried about the fact that they film it in a way where there’s no one in the room there with just some cameras, and I do let rip at things.

“I do say in the comfort of my own home, I’m ruthlessly critical of whatever we’re watching, TV, movies or whatever.”

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One show the duo had to watch was Netflix’s Is It Cake? which sees cake artists create uncanny replicas of household objects in a baking contest.

Asked for his verdict on the meme-inspired show, Chris added to Kate: “I admire people who hone their art so I have a sneaking admiration for that. But at the same time, I’m asking why?

“There’s a lot of things that you can master in life, a lot of skills that you might be able to master and that’s a strange one to choose… would I want to invest in that level of skill? Certainly not, no.”

Since Celebrity Gogglebox began last month, some fans have called for a full episode of commentary from Megan and Chris.

A Twitter user wrote: “Chris Packham’s a pure genius. I think that he’s brilliant.”

Ranter commented: “Can we have a whole episode of #CelebrityGogglebox with just Chris and Meghan, please? #gogglebox.”

While Samantha said: “Chris there, saying what we’re all thinking. Protect Chris Packham at all costs. #CelebrityGogglebox #Gogglebox.”

And another added: “I can’t believe it’s taken #CelebrityGogglebox this long to get Chris Packham on it. He’s a revelation.”

Celebrity Gogglebox airs at 9pm on Channel 4.

White Wine Question Time is available to listen to on all podcast platforms.

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