David Cameron and Boris Johnson take EU referendum battle to Countryfile


The Prime Minister and Boris Johnson will take their rivalry over Europe to the green fields of Countryfile in the coming weeks as they battle to win the rural vote.

Remain campaigner David Cameron and the outgoing pro-Brexit London mayor will appear on the Sunday night show ahead of the European Union referendum on June 23.

Countryfile presenters Anita Rani, Ellie Harrison, John Craven, Adam Henson, Matt Baker and Tom Heap at Blenheim Palace

A BBC spokesman said: "Both the Prime Minister and Boris Johnson will be appearing on Countryfile in the coming weeks to discuss issues surrounding the impact of the EU referendum on rural Britain.

"Countryfile tackles hard news issues affecting the countryside, considering all sides of the story."

The two will appear on separate shows, with the BBC rural affairs programme set to air interviews in "rural settings" with regular presenter Tom Heap.

Countryfile presenter Tom Heap

Downing Street confirmed Cameron had already completed filming.

The two Conservative politicians will each have an opportunity to try to win round Countryfile's audience, which averaged six million in 2015.