Ellie Harrison, 41, was previously The One Show’s go-to wildlife expert and appeared on the programme alongside former hosts Adrian Chiles, 52, and Christine Lampard, 40. However, the Countryfile presenter has revealed she wouldn’t reprise her role on the show where she made her BBC debut. Ellie exclusively told Express.co.uk: “My first BBC job was the wildlife girl on The One Show, so I made wildlife films and sat on the other sofa with Adrian and Christine.” Opening up about how she would feel if she was asked to return to the programme, the star added: “It would feel a bit strange.
It would feel a bit strange.
“I’d go and sit in as a stand-in, but I don’t think I’d make that my job.”
Praising the show’s presenting team including her Countryfile co-host Matt Baker, 41, and Alex Jones, 42, who is currently on maternity leave, she continued: “They do a great job on The One Show, I like what they do already.”
Ellie continued to gush about Matt and described the BBC favourite as “really professional”.
She said: “He’s great, he’s really professional because he’s done it since he was a child pretty much - he looked so young!
“He’s really good because I get to learn from working alongside him. It’s sort of master class stuff getting to work with him, which is fantastic and he cares deeply about the programme.”
Unfortunately, Ellie revealed she doesn’t get the opportunity to interact with Matt “as much as it appears”.
Ellie Harrison speaks out on The One Show return (Image: BBC • GETTY)
Ellie Harrison praised Matt Baker for being 'really professional' (Image: WENN)
She explained: “I feel like I’ve gotten to know him