The long-running nature series was previewed on BBC One before Hanks made an appearance on BBC One’s topical talk series The One Show.
Others tagged culture secretary Nadine Dorries into the clip, in response to the government’s much-criticised plans for the future of the BBC. Hanks was appearing on The One Show to promote Elvis, a biopic of Elvis Presley in which he plays Colonel Tom Parker.
Tom Hanks has come out as an unexpected cheerleader for the BBC’s Springwatch.
After the feed cut away from Springwatch hosts Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan, the Toy Story star interjected.