Talking about being on the show, Basil said: "I've been a fan of old BP ever since I was a young fox cub. It's a much loved national institution - a bit like me."
And the other presenters of the show - Konnie Huq, Liz Barker, Simon Thomas and Matt Baker - are delighted to be working with such a well-known TV legend.
Konnie said: "Basil is a real star and having someone of his calibre on the show is a real thrill for all of us. It's going to be a huge pleasure working with him."