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Bill Oddie is 'Wild about the Wensum'

Bill Oddie and puppet Daisy Photo: ITV Anglia

Bill Oddie has been in Norfolk to help encourage local children to take an interest in wildlife.

The television presenter visited Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens near Fakenham in Norfolk on Saturday 19th May to help launch 'Wild about the Wensum'. The annual event is designed to increase visitors' awareness of the flora and fauna of the Wensum River Valley.

He is about to launch an online TV show for children featuring a puppet called Daisy. The show aims to bring families closer to animals, plants and insects.

Bill Oddie said: "Pensthorpe is one of my favourite places in Britain to see wildlife, wander through gardens, enjoy tame birds, learn about conservation, and to make TV programmes... It is owned and run by lovely people, and does great cakes and sandwiches".

Children with puppet Daisy at Wild about the Wensum Credit: ITV Anglia