Countryfile: 'Just had my dinner' Viewers put off by Adam birthing sheep in prime time

Countryfile fans have certainly seen a number of strange goings-on on the the BBC show.

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However this evening gave them another shock as they began watching Adam Henson birthing a lamb.

Venturing into his lambing pens, he announced: “Our first block of lambing is in full swing!”

“All of these are pregnant in the pens, but I’ve got one yew who is giving birth now.”

After claiming one lamb to give to another sheep, he noticed the sheep in question was having some trouble giving birth.

He continued: “She needs a little bit of assistance to get the lamb out.”

However Adam also wanted to help one of the stray lambs get adopted, so he wanted to perform what was called a “wet adoption.”

He continued: “Then I want to do a wet adoption, it’s called, so I need to collect the birth waters as the lamb is born – and I’ll rub the lamb in the waters.”

Viewers than sat through the newborn lamb being pulled out of its mother’s womb by Tom.

He began by pulling one leg out, before reaching for the second.

Once the lamb was out, he proudly announced: “The newly born lamb is breathing!”

However fans of the show were a little perturbed by the process, and quickly began speaking out about it on Twitter.

One viewer complained: “Watching a sheep give birth has put me off my strawberry cheesecake #Countryfile.”

Another agreed: “Really don’t know why they showed a lamb being birthed in prime time – when like everyone is having their food. #countryfile.”

While a third concurred: “So glad I’ve just had my dinner #countryfile.”

Recently Countryfile presenter Anita Rani spoke out about why people still watch the show.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk she explained: “I am surprised at how many people love the programme. It’s 30 years old, it’s been going for a long, long time and it’s most successful at the moment.

“I just think people want to switch off from whatever else is going on in the world and on a Sunday night at seven o’clock.

“It’s just the perfect time to have something which taps into nature.”

Countryfile continues Sunday at 7pm on BBC One.

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