Countryfile viewers were left teary on Sunday night when Adam Henson had to say goodbye to his favourite bull.

The television presenter told fans during the show that he had a 'heavy heart' because he had to say farewell to Archie.

Adam revealed he had to replace Archie with another Highland bull as he can't breed him with the heifers on the farm because they are his daughters.

He said: “I’m afraid the time has come to say goodbye to Archie.

“We’ve had him on the farm now for about five years and he’s done a fantastic job for us running with the cows and producing some lovely calves.

“But he’s still got a lot of working life left in him. A bull can work until they're 10 or 12 years old.

“So we’ll sell him on to another Highland herd and shop around for a replacement and I’ll be sorry to see him go.”

Following Adam's comments viewers were then shown clips of when Adam and Archie first met at Cotswold Farm Park in 2014.

He added: "I have certainly made very happy memories with Archie, and over the years, I have really got to know him well."

"He was only 14 months when I bought him and he couldn’t have come from a finer home, Her Majesty the Queen’s Balmoral estate in Scotland," he said.

“I remember bringing him back to the farm and he was quite little then.

“Of course he managed with ease and we’ve had them in calf ever since. I’ll be really sorry to see him go, he’s been one of my favourites."

Viewers were then told Archie would be going to another farm.