How Chris Packham's autism made his childhood with fashion designer sister Jenny 'uncomfortable' and 'confusing'

His enthusiasm, distinctive delivery and encyclopedic knowledge of Britain’s wildlife have won him millions of followers.

But in a rare insight into his upbringing family life, his fashion designer sister has revealed that Packham’s Asperger’s Syndrome frequently caused problems, making their childhood ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘confusing’.

Jenny Packham, 52, whose clothes are worn by The Duchess of Cambridge, said: ‘We had a conversation a while ago and I said: “Chris with this Asperger’s you are not really understanding the subtleties of what people mean. How come you are so good at manipulating people?” And he said: “It’s because I don’t really care about them that much.”


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8th October 2017
Mail Online