Chris Packham’s stepdaughter Megan McCubbin defended herself after ‘horrible’ reaction on Twitter | Celebrity News | Showbiz and television
Presenter Megan McCubbin appeared on the BBC’s Winterwatch final just three weeks ago to be bombarded with angry tweets from people who had a problem with some of her pronunciations. Fans then came to her defense, pointing out that the nature lover struggled with dyslexia.
Megan, 26, is the stepdaughter of Chris Packham CBE, a famous naturalist best known for his television work, including the CBBC children’s nature series The Really Wild Show from 1986 to 1995.
Chris, 60, has also presented BBC nature series Springwatch, including Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, since 2009.
The presenter has clearly become an inspiration to his daughter-in-law, who has since followed in his footsteps, recently joining him on the latest series of Winterwatch.
On January 28, Megan presented the final episode of Winterwatch 2022, only to be lambasted by some viewers for how she pronounced certain Irish locations.
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The conservationist and zoologist made mistakes as she talked about how some birds fly around Ireland.
One place Megan mispronounced was Donegal, with some viewers insisting the presenter mispronounced it “Don-Eagle”.
Another was Waterford, where she seemed to say “Water-ford”.
The last was Antrim, which left viewers wondering why the star seemed to pronounce it “A-trim.”
Beverley Smith commented: “This girl needs to learn the pronunciation of place names.
“Very mediocre for a presenter. Doneagle? Cutting?”
As Touched Theater joked: “Put the ‘eagle’ in Donegal with that pronunciation! Red kites would approve!
However, several viewers came to Meghan’s defence, pointing out that the star is dyslexic.