“And what an experience it’s been! Today I will be revisiting some of my favourite locations from right across the UK.
“While taking a look back at my life and career,” John added.
Towards the end of the show and after the weather forecast, John added: “Today I’ve been looking back at some of the best bits of rural Britain that are very special to me.
“And I’ve had so many memorable moments; from my first report in 1989.”
A clip aired and John was in a field saying: “Today, we’re investigating the upsurge in organic farming.”
He was then seen being pushed off a zip wire stand and zooming through a forest, to riding across the beach in an unconventional bike.