Kelvin Fletcher and wife Liz make candid admission about farm life

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Former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher and his partner Liz Marsland decided to purchase a 120-acre farm in the Peak District last year without having any agricultural experience. During an interview on Loose Women, the couple, who share four children, admitted life on the farm still is still a struggle. 

Kelvin and Liz’s life on their rural farm was documented in the BBC series Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure. 

The pair, who recently gave birth to twins, were invited onto Loose Women to give fans an update about their lives on the farm. 

Kelvin told ITV viewers he and Liz “embraced” rural life following a career in the spotlight. 

The actor said: “To up sticks and move for a new life in the middle of nowhere sounds a little bit crazy, and it is a little bit crazy, but we just fancied a change.

“We have got some amazing children and some amazing family and friends around us and we just thought, ‘Let’s do it, what is the worst that can happen?’

“So 18 months ago the BBC were there to film it for our documentary series.” 

Liz chimed in to say her favourite part of farming life is seeing her children’s reactions to the animals they look after. 

“They have started learning about life and that brings me the most joy,” Liz added. 

Kelvin met Liz when they were at primary school together and he revealed she was his first-ever kiss. 

They have been in each other’s lives for such a long time but had never worked closely together before owning a farm. 

While the former Strictly Come Dancing winner said getting the farm was the best thing he’s ever done, he and Liz admitted life is not always rosy. 

“We fail a lot in farming and our decisions,” Liz added. “Whatever we plan never goes to plan and we always have to be ready for the unexpected.”

The husband and wife have released a book called Fletchers on the Farm: Mud, Mayhem and Marriage which they discussed during the interview. 

Liz said: “We have been able to look back at those moments which haven’t worked out for us and see the outcome of it. 

“When you are in it you are not sure where it is going to go, but when you read it you think, ‘That was meant to be.'”

Kelvin explained life in the countryside has been great for him but he admitted he could also picture himself living in central London. 

“I could see myself in the hustle and bustle but this works for us, living in a little town in the middle of nowhere, we love it,” he exclaimed. 

“I feel like I get the best of both worlds,” Kelvin added as he told viewers he has spent three months of the year working in London at The National Theatre. 

Despite the popularity of Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure the BBC has not revealed whether a second series will be commissioned. 

Loose Women airs on weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV. 

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