Only months after suffering from a heart attack, TV presenter Iolo Williams is set to return to our screens next week when the Autumnwatch team joins forces with The One Show to bring audiences their much-loved nature fix.

The Llanwddyn-raised naturalist who lives near Newtown had to pull out of co-hosting the hit BBC wildlife programme Springwatch earlier this year after undergoing hospital treatment. He told fans that he had a stent fitted in April which released a clot causing a blocked artery.

"It was very unexpected,” Iolo told BBC Radio Cymru about his heart condition.

“I keep fit; I’ve played rugby since I was 45 years old, and I run three times a week. I was running along the canal and then I had a heart attack out of nowhere.”


The BBC has announced that the special Autumnwatch films will be shown on The One Show from Tuesday (October 24) to Thursday (October 26) at 7pm. Audiences can also catch up on BBC iPlayer.

The One Show presenters will be live linking to Iolo who will have live cameras on one of the richest wildlife habitats in the UK – RSPB Arne in Dorset - bringing the very best Autumnal stories in Arne over the course of three nights.

Known to many as the current home of the Watches, Iolo hopes to bring live footage of the sika deer, foxes, hares and wading birds using thermal camera technology, plus live action from a barn owl box.

Iolo said: “It's nice to come back, they're a lovely team. It's not just the team you see on TV like the presenters but the team behind the cameras. They’re great to work with.”