Countryfile star Anita Rani: I feel sad some children never set foot in the countryside

Countryfile star Anita Rani says she feels "emotional" about children not getting out into the countryside.

Anita Rani
Anita Rani

The 30th anniversary episode of Countryfile, which will see John Craven introduce a countdown of the show's 30 most memorable moments, airs on Sunday evening on BBC1.

-> The hidden beach which claims to be England's highest - right here in YorkshireAnd Rani told the Press Association: "I really love doing the stories that encourage people from cities and urban areas to get out to the countryside".

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She said that she feels "quite emotional" about the issue of some children having never set foot in the countryside, because "you really think how sad that is".

The 30th anniversary episode of Countryfile airs on BBC1 at 7pm.

Countryfile Live is taking place at Blenheim Palace from August 2-5.