Tom Heap age: How old is the Countryfile presenter?

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Tom Heap is best known as one of Countryfile’s main presenters alongside Ellie Harrison, Adam Henson and John Craven as he reports on rural affairs across Britain. But how old is the presenter?

How old is the Countryfile presenter?

The Countryfile presenter is 55-years-old having celebrated his birthday earlier this month.

On the popular BBC series, he serves as an investigative reporter and delves into the big issues affecting the countryside.

Tom took over the role as Countryfile’s investigative reporter from John Craven who has presented on the show for over three decades.

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During his segment of the series, Tom has earned a reputation for his no-nonsense journalism as he uncovers the goings-on in the agriculture industry.

This has led some viewers of the show to refer to the presenter as the “Grim Heaper”.

Talking to Express.co.uk back in October, Tom previously opened up on how his nickname made him laugh.

He said: “A thing for me that was quite amusing recently, I’m always doing the more serious current affairs journalism section.

“Some people coined the term for me the ‘Grim Heaper’ because the programme is largely celebratory and then I come on and provide something that is a bit more challenging or a bit more bad news.

“It did make me laugh as my nickname on the internet is the Grim Heaper.”

Tom has been a part of the show since 2012 and after a nearly a decade on the series has spoken of his love for the show.

During an interview in 2019, he said: “I love it. It’s a great show to do.

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“I get to meet fascinating people and go to beautiful and interesting parts of the country. What’s not to like about that?”

Before he became known for his role on Countryfile, he started his career in broadcasting for Sky as a soundman.

He later joined the BBC through a News trainee course and went on to appear on the Today Programme.

Having progressed through the company in many different roles, he became a Science and Environment correspondent.

After sharing his passion for the Science and Environment industry, he later became the Rural Affairs correspondent for the BBC.

He has since presented segments on Panorama and has reported on topics such as climate science, junk mail and food labelling.

Countryfile will air tonight on BBC one from 6pm

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