The Farm



Ed Hall (series 1)

Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan (series 2)


Farmer: Ryan Hooper

Vet: Jon Huxley


Endemol for five, 26 September 2004 - 26 May 2005 (22 episodes in 2 series)


Celebrity reality show where a team of nine celebrities live and work on a real farm for three weeks, doubtlessly with hilarious consequences. Celebrities are voted out on a regular basis on cleverly titled "Farmegeddon" nights until the "Top Farmer" is found.

Actually the farm aspect is quite a nice twist to the usual stick-them-in-one-place-and-see-what-happens formula and it works both ways as it's a good way of letting the public in on farming issues of the day. And awww! there's some cute little animals too. And a massive boar. Which is quite funny because you often hear the phrase "massive boar" follow the phrase "celebrity reality show" from certain quarters.

Key moments

Paul Daniels walking out after just two days following a spat with Vanilla Ice.

Rebecca Loos, some rubber gloves and a pig created a "storm" in a "teacup".


2004: Jeff Brazier
2005: Keith Harris and Orville the Duck


According to early Teletext reports, there wasn't going to be a voting out aspect originally as it wasn't "that kind of show."


Based on a Swedish format.

Web links

Bother's Bar Review


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