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Escape to the Country’s Jules Hudson breaks silence on show exit rumours

Escape to the Country star Jules Hudson has broken his silence on rumours he's considering leaving the show.

The presenter, 51, gave a definite response on his role within the BBC househunting programme and declared: "They'll have to carry me out!"

Jules, who has been on the show since 2007, told "I absolutely love it.

"In many respects and I think in some small ways I've helped to define it."

He added: "It is a part and parcel of who I am, I absolutely live and breathe it. It’s a show I'm very, very proud of."

And on the new series, Jules hinted at changes to the popular programme.

He explained: "We are taking you through another stage in its evolution this year with a tweaked format which I'm very excited about.

"When the new show starts rolling out, I think you'll see some very interesting and exciting changes."

Jules is a familiar face on screen, presenting Countryfile and recently appearing alongside Helen Skelton on Channel 5's Summer On The Farm: Live.

On the live aspect of the programme, Jules commented: "I wouldn’t say I get scared but it does focus your mind, put it that way.

"There's a lot going on and there's a lot to think about, but we are blessed that we are in such great company... my co-host is just a joy."

The pair will return over the August bank holiday weekend to present Channel 5's 5 On The Farm Festival.

Just last week, viewers watched as Helen took a swipe at her co-host after Jules made an awkward blunder on air.

It came as Jules misread the autocue as the pair sampled meals made from foraged items.

After tucking into a meal of foraged mushrooms and nettles, he started to stumble over his words as he tried to wrap up the segment.

Before Helen interrupted and laughed: "You’ve got a mouth full of nettles."

"I’ve got a mouth full of nettles and I’m reading the wrong stuff," Jules admitted.

"Never mind it’s live. It just demonstrates that we are absolutely live."

Escape to the Country airs weekdays, 3pm on BBC One. 5 On The Farm Festival airs on Channel 5 over the August bank holiday weekend.

Helen Skelton takes swipe at co-star after awkward blunder on Summer On The Farm: Live

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