welcome to Inside Out in the South.
travelling the world and discovering different kinds of wildlife,
not many things surprise me.
some of the Inside Out stories I have been investigating have done
just that - despite being from familiar places.
born and brought up in Southampton so
itís great to work back near my roots.
also means I get to watch my favourite football team more often.
The mighty Southampton FC.
hope that they surprise me with success this year!
big feet you have Chris|
an early age, I transformed our home into a menagerie bristling
with a diversity of species.
spiders, finches and foxes all soiled my parents carpets!
ever-growing passion for wildlife has shaped my career.
of my most successful ventures was presenting the Children's BBC
Wildlife programme, The Really Wild Show. It was so good that it
won a BAFTA.
more recent BBC programmes include
X-Creatures and Watch Out. This investigated mythological creatures
such as the Yeti and British wildlife.
through a lens
one to spot a good story, Chris keeps his binoculars close at
I love my TV work, I get real excitement from photography.
humbling to observe other people living in developing countries,
interacting with wildlife as part of their daily ritual.
for the next three months Iíll be focusing my attention - as well
as the camera lens - on your local Inside Out.
Out is bursting with exclusive investigations, provocative reports
and entertaining features.
sure to satisfy the most curious of creatures!
me on Mondays at 7.30pm on BBC1.