Stephen Bailey to host TV series Celebs On The Farm

Tuesday 17th July 2018, 11:01am

  • Stand-up comedian Stephen Bailey is to host 5Star series Celebs On The Farm
  • Launching this summer, the format sees celebrities looking after animals on a Sussex farm
  • Talking about presenting the show, the comedian says: "I'm so so excited I could burst!"
Celebs On The Farm. Stephen Bailey.

Stand-up comedian Stephen Bailey is to host Celebs On The Farm, a series for Channel 5's 5Star channel. It will see celebrities working on a Sussex farm tending to animals.

Channel 5 previously broadcast a format called The Farm in 2004 and 2005, with Ed Hall, Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan as presenters. In one notorious scene glamour model Rebecca Loos was tasked with masturbating a pig.

The new show, which launches on 5Star this summer, will see eight celebrities - all new to farm life - spend ten days on a coastal Sussex farm tending to animals and carrying-out farming duties under the instruction and supervision of resident farmer Chris Jeffery.

The channel explains: "Encouraged by presenter Stephen Bailey, our 'townies' will face some gruelling challenges, handle cows, sheep, alpacas, chickens and get their hands dirty mucking out and carrying-out maintenance. The celeb who performs best each day in the eyes of our farmer will win a 'Best in Show' rosette but, from Day 4, whoever has impressed him least will be sent home."

Referencing the success of the revived Love Island, Bailey says "I'm basically Caroline Flack but they've not sent me to Majorca, they've sent me to Rye."

Writing on Twitter, the comedian added: "I'm so so excited I could burst!"

The series has already been filmed. The comedian is set to return to the Edinburgh Fringe this August with the show Our Kid.

Celebs On The Farm 2018. Image shows from L to R: Gleb Savchenko, Sandi Bogle, Bobby Norris, Megan McKenna, Louie Spence, Lorraine Chase, Ashley Mckenzie, Charlotte Dawson.

The contestants taking part are TOWIE star Bobby Norris; country singer Megan McKenna; Pineapple Dance Studios 'scene-stealer' Louie Spence; Sandi Bogle from Gogglebox; glamour girl Charlotte Dawson; ex-Strictly professional dancer Gleb Savchenko; actress Lorraine Chase; and British Judo Champion Ashley McKenzie.

Celebs On The Farm starts on 5Star this summer.

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