AutumnWatch's Michaela Strachan terrified as police hammer on her hotel room door in the night after 'attack' report

AUTUMNWATCH host Michaela Strachan was left terrified after police officers "hammered on her hotel door" in the early hours of the morning.

The BBC host, 55, who presents the show alongside Chris Packham, Gillian Burke and Megan McCubbin, told how was given "such a fright" during a break from filming.

Michaela, who has travelled over from South Africa to record AutumnWatch's nature series, took to Twitter to write: "Just had such a fright.

"Was woken up at 12.30 to 3 police officers hammering on my hotel room door!

"App someone had rung them saying they were being attacked and given them my room number! All a bit scary."

Later on, she added: "To be fair, I’m not in Norfolk tonight, In fact few people knew which hotel I was in so I think it’s random rather than personal.

"Perhaps it was a genuine call but they gave the wrong room number or a random prank.

"Either way, it’s unsettling. The police were extremely polite."

The AutumnWatch team have returned to Norfolk again this year to explore what has changed in the county’s natural world since spring.

The first episode saw Chris and Michaela settle into their base in Wild Ken Hill, although it appears she has changed location since.

Fans were quick to react to her troubling experience on Twitter, with one writing: "What an awful, surreal experience, especially being woken.

"On a plus note to hopefully cheer you up, honestly you really are such a wonderful lady. Watching Autumn watch last night & my hubby remarked I was just like you,bubbly,enthusiastic & mad about animals."

Another mused: "That's very suspect Michaela – I would be asking how the room number was provided (receptionist ?)."

One then added: "Hope it was nothing too serious in the correct room but must have been SO frightening. Hope you've managed to get back to sleep. xx"

Another surmised: "Not what you would expect in rural Norfolk. Hope you and everyone else are ok."

The much-loved nature show is broadcast from various locations across the UK, which will have explained why Michaela had moved on from Norfolk when the incident occured.

Remarkably, the production team is made up of 100 people and there are over 50 different cameras being used, making it BBC’s biggest outdoor broadcasting show.

This year, one of the key locations is Arne in Dorset, where the team will be working with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.


Michaela is an English television presenter.

She was born in Epsom, Surrey, and grew up in Hinchley Wood.

Before her many roles on national television, Strachan performed in theatre.

She gave birth to her son Oliver on June 8, 2005, who she had with partner, Nick Chevallier.

In October 2014, she revealed that she had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery following a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Since 2012, she has been the host on the BBC show, Springwatch.

In 2019, she revealed that she was now cancer free.

The presenter was stuck in South Africa and was unable to return back to the UK because of the coronavirus lockdown, so missed 2020 Springwatch and 2021 Winterwatch season.

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