'I'm a farmer first, then a TV presenter'
Countryfile presenter Adam Henson says his passion for farming means he often forgets the cameras are rolling when he’s out working on the show.
He’s one of the anchor presenters on Sunday night’s most watched programme in the UK but the star said he considered himself to be a farmer first and a presenter second.
Adam was talking ahead of a talk at the ABP stand for farmers at this year’s Balmoral Show and said that his job meant he was able to satisfy his curiosity for new farming ideas.
“I’m more than just a TV presenter – my proper job is farming and so I speak from the heart with passion.
“TV cameras weren’t alien in my world – which they would be with most farmers – because I saw my dad working with them. When Countryfile did a presenter search my partner persuaded me to apply. I amazingly got the job - it was really interesting.
“I have always wanted to be a farmer. I never sought after a career in presenting so I was fairly relaxed about it – which maybe helped I suppose.”
Adam’s grandfather Leslie Henson an English actor and film director in the Edwardian era.
But his father fell in love farming, and began collecting rare breed animals and opened the Cotswold Farm Park in 1971.