Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure

Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure

Strictly winner, racing driver and soap star Kelvin Fletcher has spent most of his working life playing a farmer on Emmerdale. Now he is attempting to do it for real.

Like tens of thousands of other Brits in the past year, he has escaped his urban roots and moved his family to the country to start a new life. And he hasn’t done things by halves. Kelvin and his wife, Liz, have bought a 120-acre farm on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and they plan to bring it back to its former working glory, despite having no farming experience.

A month in, the list of jobs is mounting, along with Kelvin and Liz’s stress levels. It’s a baptism of fire, but luckily their no-nonsense next-door neighbour Gilly is on hand to help. Before investing in their own livestock, Kelvin and Liz get some hands-on experience with Gilly’s flock of sheep, but the harsh realities of animal husbandry soon hit home. The sight of a sheep’s maggot-infested foot is too much for Kelvin to bear, and he starts to wonder if this new life really is for him.

Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure – Monday 8.30pm on BBC1

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