West Country TV Presenter Johnny Kingdom dies following 'accident on his field'

Wildlife presenter Johnny Kingdom was instrumental in choosing a flag for Exmoor. Credit: ITV West Country

Wildlife presenter Johnny Kingdom has died following an accident on his land, his family confirmed.

The 79-year-old film-maker, photographer and author specialised in his local area of Exmoor and north Devon.

Police were called to a field near Wadham Cross in Knowstone, Devon, to reports that a digger had rolled over at about 9pm on Thursday.

Emergency services attended and Mr Kingdom was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is a short message from the family, unfortunately a legend has been lost.

Family Statement

Mr Kingdom's family asked for privacy following his death.

A spokeswoman for Devon and Cornwall Police said officers were called to a single-vehicle collision in the field on Thursday night.

"It was reported that a digger had rolled over in a field," the force spokeswoman said.

"Emergency services attended and a 79-year-old local man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin are aware."