The much anticipated farming show from Kevin Fletcher will premiere on BBC One next week.
Kevin Fletcher, who turned to Instagram to gloat about his huge career move, is just as eager as fans about the premiere of his new show, Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure. Emmerdale’s Andy Sugden was played by the actor from 1996 until his departure in 2016, when he revealed he was leaving “to explore other things.”
After purchasing a massive 120-acre farm in the Peak District, the father-of-two is embarking on a new journey in his upcoming six-episode series.
On Monday, the 37-year-old posted an Instagram video of himself talking about his excitement for his BBC show, admitting that despite having no experience running a farm, he’s had a “quite smooth success of things” so far.
“A week today, our show Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure comes out,” he gushed.
“We can’t wait for you to see it.
“Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the show. it’ll be informative, it’ll be exciting, it’ll be entertaining — and it’ll be honest.”
Kelvin went on to remark that he thinks the show accurately depicts the challenges he and his wife, Liz Marsland, have faced as first-time farmers.
And, while it hasn’t been easy, he believes they have made significant progress in the short time they have been working on their large field.
“Very excited,” the 2019 winner of Strictly Come Dancing continued.
“Knowledge obviously very limited but with a great sense of belief and togetherness, you know, so far so good.
“We’re making a relatively smooth success of things.”
“A few struggles along the way, but completely embracing it, and it’s absolutely a way of life,” he said at the end of his Instagram Story.
Kelvin and his wife, Marnie, 4, and their two-year-old son Milo, packed their stuff and moved to the Peak District during the lockdown.
Kelvin’s acting career has taken a back seat in favor of his farm, which now takes up the majority of his time.
In a recent interview with Mail Online, the Manchester native stated that he had no regrets about abandoning his soap profession to pursue other aspirations, despite the fact that he has been an actor for well over two decades.
Kelvin told the publication that before deciding to buy a farm, he had intended to move to America in the hopes of “making it big” there.
But due to issues at the embassy due to the pandemic, he and Liz decided to “reconfigure”.
“I’d left Emmerdale for freedom – to take a risk,” he expressed.
“Then the pandemic struck, and we received an email from the embassy announcing that all workers arriving would be placed on hold. We had to restructure from there.”
“[We went for] something different, a challenge.”
Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure debuts on BBC One on January 17th at 8.30pm.
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