Countryfile's Matt Baker stunned as guest snaps 'get on with it!' during botched maze demo

COUNTRYFILE presenter Matt Baker has been left stunned after a guest snapped at him to "get on with it" as they navigated a maze.

In the latest episode of the BBC One show, host Matt went to explore Cranborne Chase, which covers 380 square miles of protected countryside.

While co-host Ellie Harrison went to meet the farmers who tend to the wildlife on the land, Matt went to tend to Britain's biggest maze.

Just minutes into Saturday night's instalment, the 43-year-old TV presenter was scolded by a guest for not following his simple instructions.

Matt began by introducing maze maestro Adrian Fisher, who has designed more than 700 modern-day mazes all over the world.

"As a relic of its past, perched high on the hill and hidden amongst these woodlands – it’s a turf maze," he said, as the camera panned out.

"But not just any maze, this is known as a mizmaze. It is one of only two that survived in the UK, it’s a protected monument and no one is usually allowed to walk on it, but we’re lucky enough to have been given special permission today."

Speaking to Adrian about the maze's past, Matt asked of the structure: "What exactly is it then?"

"It’s the world’s oldest mizmaze," the expert replied. "This one goes back at least 800 or 900 years. 11 paths which go to the edge from the middle.”

Adrian continued: “So when the monks down in Avon Valley had their monastery. They would have come up and created this.

“Legend has it they would come up here as a penance and move around the entire route and we’re talking about hundreds of yards worth of length on their knees before breakfast.”

Before Matt went on to demonstrate how monks would have walked the maze, Adrian explained how it represented "a journey of the spirit, from conception to being united with our saviour and reaching salvation”.

As Matt readied himself to tackle the mizmaze, the expert became visibly irked by how slowly he was going about starting it.

"Come on get on with it, don't take five or nine months," Adrian snapped, before Matt brushed off the warning, joking: 'This is a difficult labour."

It comes shortly after fans noticed something suspicious in a segment where Matt went tulip picking and was forced to issue an apology.

The presenter headed to a tulip farm in Lincolnshire to see how the plants were being prepared in the run up to spring and was instructed to pick his own.

After his first attempt, Matt asked one of the tulip pickers if he had chosen the right ones, only to be told his selection was "ok".

Half of his stems were then removed from his hand and deemed "unacceptable", with Matt apologising by saying: "Sorry about that."

Matt was determined to do better with his next selection, and after showing them to his colleague he was told three of the tulips "weren't acceptable".

However, some Countryfile viewers were dubious about the segment, with one writing on Twitter: "Matt messing up on purpose so he can take the rejected tulips home for free  #countryfile.”

Another added: “So Matt's 'supervisor' removes two stems from his last bunch, but then places them on the conveyor belt behind him…"

Countryfile returns on Sunday at 6pm on BBC One.

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