Monty Don reacts after BBC’s Charlie Stayt questions his absence from garden ‘I’m out!’

BBC Breakfast: Charlie asks Monty Don why he 'isn't in the garden'

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Monty Don, 65, took BBC Breakfast host Charlie Stayt, 58, by surprise when he appeared via video link for an interview on the show this morning from his study. The presenter arrived on the programme to discuss the upcoming series of his hit BBC show Gardeners’ World with Charlie and his co-host Naga Munchetty, 46.

However, as he is most often seen tending to his garden in most of his TV appearances, Charlie was left questioning why the horticulturalist was chatting to them from inside his home for a change.

Charlie began by saying: “Good morning Monty!

“Not in the garden, in your study I believe, is that right?”

Explaining his choice of location for the live interview, Monty declared: “Yes. 

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“But I’m only in my study because I’m talking to you.

“The minute I’m done, I’m out!”

After Monty shared his plans to rush back to his beloved garden following his conversation with the presenters, Charlie couldn’t help but chuckle.

“Too right too, and hopefully the weather… 


“You won’t mind about the weather, so that’s irrelevant!” The BBC Breakfast host exclaimed in response.

Monty went on to detail his passion for gardening and filming for the BBC show.

Naga said during his interview: “You love it [gardening] still, you love it! 

“I was reading that you say you make every programme as if it’s the last.” 

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Monty replied: “I love filming and I think you want to do well – the whole team wants to do well – and just because it’s a very calm programme. 

“What you see is gentle and flows, you know as well as I do there’s a lot of paddling under the surface to made that happen and there’s a lot of skill – not from me in particular – but everybody involved is really good at it. 

“And so, I certainly feel, ‘today this could be our last programme ever, let’s make it the best we’ve ever done. Let’s really go out on a high’, and tomorrow we’ll do the same!’

“And, that way, it ups the ante a bit,” he continued to explain. 

It comes as Monty will be back in Longmeadow welcoming viewers and Spring into his garden on the popular show. 

He took to Twitter to announce the return of the programme in view of his 214,000 followers this morning.

The gardening enthusiast penned: “You have waited all winter – but the new series of Gardeners World is back tonight at 9pm on BBC2.

“See you then.”

BBC Breakfast airs every day at 6am on ITV and Gardeners’ World returns this evening on BBC Two at 9pm with a brand new series.

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