Springwatch's Chris Packham hits back at rude trolls urging them to point out mistakes in a ‘polite way’ after blunder

SPRINGWATCH'S Chris Packham took a swipe at the show's trolls tonight as he apologised for a blunder on the show.

Viewers were left in hysterics as the show's host told the keyboard warriors to find a "polite way" to point out mistakes.

"We have to acknowledge a little mistake that we made last week," Chris explained.

"We did infer in one of our films that horses chew the cuds and they were ruminants.

"Well we knew that they weren't of course, this was something that was a mishap in the edit when we changed the film around."

While he apologised Chris also shared a special message for rude trolls.

"We love to be corrected and I will always put my hand up and say, 'we got that wrong,'" he said.

"But we like to be corrected in a polite way, just bear that in mind."

Viewers rushed to Twitter to praise Chris and his "brilliant" slap back.

Springwatch has a huge following and while viewers tune in for the wildlife, they often get a dose of comedy from the show's hosts as well.

Last week, Michaela Strachan made a joke about Chris' weight.

They watched a clip of a mother bird feeding her chicks a vole, with the presenter encouraging the baby birds to eat it all.

Chris said it was like a parent trying to feed a child something they didn't want, saying: "We were brought up never to waste food, so you eat it yourself."

Michaela responded: "Nothing has changed."

Chris continued by revealing how he would get his step-daughter Megan McCubbin to eat her food.

He said: "All the food she didn't eat [I would] and I just put on lots of weight."

"Yes, as I say, nothing has changed," Michaela replied – but tried to explain it's not about his weight.

"No, no, no, I want to hold you to that," Chris replied.

"What are you trying to say?"

Michaela explained she meant Chris always likes to eat other people's food, exclaiming: "Let it go!"

Chris added: "My weight hasn't changed much for a long time. 80 kilograms on average most of the time."

The pair then watched footage of birds in their nests, but Chris couldn't help bringing up his weight again.

He said: "Sometimes I'm down to 75 kilograms. If I've been doing a lot of exercise, I get down to 75 kilograms, which isn't bad for a bloke of my age, I've got to tell you."

Michaela replied: "You're in good shape, Chris."

Chris landed one last playful jibe at Michaela as the show came to an end.

He took out his phone and told her: "Michaela, personal fitness thing. 72.5 kilograms. You can't argue with that."

Springwatch continues tomorrow night at 8pm on BBC TWO

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