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Chris Packham's Biography

 
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Chris Packham was born on 4 May 1961 in Southampton.

He studied at the Zoology department of Southampton University, after which he trained as a wildlife film cameraman.

He moved to presenting nature related programmes including the Really Wild Show from 1986 to 1995.

He amassed numerous credits many via his own production company Head over Heels.

He returned to the BBC in 2009 when he became a co-presenter on Springwatch, followed by Autumnwatch and Winterwatch.

In 2016 Chris Packham wrote an autobiography, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir.

Chris Packham has Asperger’s Syndrome.

His girlfriend Charlotte Corney owns the Isle of Wight zoo.

His sister is the fashion designer Jenny Peckham.

Chris Packham is known as an active campaigner on naturalist and environmental issues.

He is vice-president of the Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB.

In 2017, he was the host of Me and My Dog on BBC Two.

In April 2017, he was found not guilty of assault, having been arrested after an altercation whilst filming a documentary about bird-trapping on Malta.

In June 2017, it was announced that BBC Two had commissioned a documentary Chris Packham: Me and My Asperger's, in which the presenter discusses his autism and gives us an insight into how it shaped his life.

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