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Countryfile presenters Matt Baker, Ellie Harrison, Tom Heap, Margherita Taylor, Steve Brown, and Charlotte Smith took part in the show’s 2021 ramble. Now in its seventh consecutive year, the challenge left BBC viewers in tears on Sunday as they heard the heartbreaking stories of the young people joining the presenters on the ramble.
In the latest instalment of Countryfile, the six presenters set off on their rambles with separate groups of inspirational young people.
John Craven was on hand to cheer on the teams and catch up with members of the public on their own organised rambles.
Countryfile viewers were left in tears as Matt took on the challenge in the Lake District with Alfie and his sister Elizabeth.
Alfie and his family have been supported by Hope House Hospice since the youngster was diagnosed was Osteosarcoma – a form of cancer that resulted in him having his leg amputated in 2018.
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The young boy spent lockdown learning how to walk, cycle and swim again with his prosthetic leg.
Elizabeth has been by his side throughout and the close siblings took on the ramble together.
Countryfile fans were touched by Alfie’s story and took to Twitter to comment.
@Stellabranch tweeted: “Choked up watching Alfie and Matt on #Countryfile. Not all heroes wear capes #CIN.”
@Mish_L_Pattison added: “What an amazing, inspiring young man.
“My heart breaks for his family, no one should see their child go through cancer. Alfie is a brilliant human! #childreninneed #countryfile.”
“Alfie and his sister … what lovely kids #Countryfile,” @k_linda_h wrote.
@ScottishJill remarked: “Alfie on #Countryfile, what a star! Well done.”
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“Blimey! I’m tearing up like it’s the Pride of Britain awards!!! #Countryfile,” @Samanth22356123 shared.
@_AngelLady_ commented: “I’m in tears, such brave children and their families. Bought the @BBCCountryfile Children In Need calendar which I get every year. #countryfile.”
The newest addition to the Countryfile Ramble team, Charlotte was joined in Stonehaven Scotland by siblings Ailsa and Finn.
The siblings have both been supported by ARCHIE Child Bereavement Services after the loss of their dad, Dave.
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In Cwmcarn Forest, South Wales, Tom kept in touch with five-year-old Pippa –who suffers from a rare skin condition – via video calls as he embarked on his own ramble.
Steve took on the challenge with eight-year-old Violet who completes in The Transplant Games after having undergone two liver transplants.
In Norfolk, Margherita was joined by Chloe who has been supported by mental health charity The WISH Centre.
Countryfile continues on BBC One on Sunday at 6pm.
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