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Ben Fogle, Liz Bonnin and Paul Heiney lace up their boots as they get Countrywise

Published: Fri 02 Aug 2013

Ben Fogle, Liz Bonnin and Paul Heiney lace up their boots as they get Countrywise
Countrywise will return with a new presenting team for a brand-new series, exploring the best of Britain’s coast and country this September on ITV.  
Joining series regular, farming and agricultural expert Paul Heiney, will be new additions, intrepid adventurer Ben Fogle and wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin.
Immersing viewers in the changing face and hidden beauty of rural Britain, the fresh mix of items in the new series will explore our countryside’s best stories and key issues, encompassing wildlife, conservation, farming, science and along the way meeting those who live and work there.
With the team of presenters all experts in their own field, this wayfaring trio will take viewers on an energetic and investigative look at our countryside.
On joining the Countrywise team, Ben said: "I am hugely excited to be joining the Countrywise team, alongside Paul and Liz. I have travelled all over the world but I have to say you really can't beat the great British countryside."
Liz added: I'm excited to be joining Paul and Ben on Countrywise. As we explore and showcase the British countryside my job is to investigate the country's most pressing wildlife and conservation issues and find out how science is tackling them. I can't wait to get started.”
On his return to the series Paul says: “A new series with some new faces, but Countrywise's heart is in the same place - in Britain's best and most beautiful countryside. There's nowhere better and we're very lucky to have it as the place where we go to work."
Shiver, an ITV Studios company, will produce the 8 x 30’ primetime series, which was commissioned by Priya Singh.