Countryfile viewers seriously distracted by presenter Ellie Harrison's 'girls' night out' outfit

COUNTRYFILE'S Ellie Harrison left viewers distracted with her choice of outfit as she went moth hunting.

Viewers were baffled by presenter Ellie during the moth segment in Sunday's episode of the BBC programme.

The presenter wore a pair of light blue shorts paired with a matching ruffled long sleeve blouse.

Fans took to Twitter to share their confusion over Ellie's unpractical ensemble as one said: “Odd clothing tonight for Ellie.”

A second wrote: "Stunning."

Another penned: "What on earth is Ellie Harrison wearing? She looks like she’s off for a girls night at the pub rather than presenting a feature on moths.”

Visiting the lowland heath, Ellie spoke to expert Les Evans-Hill about how insects and birds depend on the heath for their survival.

The expert explained that moths making holes in clothes is a “common misconception" and "just not the case."

He added: “There are over 2,500 species of moths in the United Kingdom alone.

“There’s only one small micromoth family of about half a dozen of moths that will eat natural fibres.

"And the majority of those are quite rare and you’ll never come across anyway.”

Ellie said: "Far from being homewreckers. Moths play a vital role in our natural world.”

She also asked: “Why are they important? And where do they fit into the ecosystem?”

Les said moths are a source of food for other higher creatures like "birds and the bats and what have you."

He continued: “If you consider the fact that I think it’s around about 50 billion caterpillars ear year are eaten by blue tits alone.

“If you have a bad year, then the blue tits are unable to feed their chicks and other birds like sparrowhawks and what have you will suffer.

“Because they won’t be able to feed their chicks and then you get a general collapse in the whole ecological order.”

Countryfile airs on Sunday at 5.40pm on BBC One.

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