Stars pay tribute to Terry Nutkins

Celebrities mourn the Really Wild Show presenter, who has died aged 66


Stars from all corners of the media world have taken to Twitter today to mourn the passing of TV naturalist Terry Nutkins, who has died aged 66.


This Morning presenter Philip Schofield tweeted: “So sad to hear of the death of Terry Nutkins. I worked with him often in my ‘broom cupboard’ days. A delightful man & passionate naturalist”

Lorraine Kelly echoed her ITV colleague’s words, writing: “Absolutely Philip – top bloke.RIP RT : So sad to hear of the death of Terry Nutkins.”

While Ricky Gervais kept his tribute simple, saying: “RIP Terry Nutkins. Animal lover and thoroughly nice chap.”

Radio 1 DJ Greg James remembered the big part Nutkins had played in his childhood, tweeting: “So sad to hear about Terry Nutkins. What an absolute icon. Him on TV was my childhood”

Ben Fogle said: “Very sad to hear the sad passing of Terry Nutkins. He was one of my childhood inspirations.”

TV presenter Dawn Porter attempted to remain positive, saying: “Terry Nutkins. Total legend. I’m sure he has gone to have more fun somewhere else 

Big Cat Diary presenter Simon King wrote: “So sad to Learn that Terry Nutkins has passed away. Sincere condolences to all his loved ones. He was a true enthusiast and fine naturalist”

IT Crowd actor Matt Berry paid a slightly surreal tribute to Nutkins, tweeting: “Rest in a milky moon dappled woodland peace Terry Nutkin”

Radio 1’s Dominic Byrne wrote: “I’ve just heard the sad news that Terry Nutkins has died. He was brilliant on the TV. I liked him a lot. Sad day.”


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