Start your tractors, farmers! (Picture:PA)
The BBC is combining Top Gear with farming for a bonkers new reality competition.
The Fast and The Farmer(ish) will see two teams of farmers going head-to-head in a new series of challenges in a bid to be declared the winner.
Hosted by Tom Pemberton, who has amassed a worldwide following thanks to his YouTube channel Farm Life, the competitors will race in tractors and a series of driving challenges across seven episodes.
The tractors have been deliberately ‘souped up’ by the teams as their power, driving skills and cross country driving is put to the test.
It will be filmed in Northern Ireland with Derry-based production company, Alleycats.
‘The quality of ideas from the Northern Ireland sector has been astonishing and deciding which idea we took to series was not easy,’ Fiona Campbell, controller of BBC Three, said.
‘It’s exactly why this collaborative partnership exists and we’re really excited about The Fast And The Farmer(ish) and what it will bring to BBC Three.
‘We can’t wait to see the new pilots and we already know we’re in for an equally tough decision deciding which one we take forward.’
Eddie Doyle, head of content commissioning at BBC Northern Ireland, said: ‘Alleycats have done an amazing job with The Fast And The Farmer(ish), showing how rural competitiveness can be converted into high-octane entertainment that fits perfectly with BBC Three’s core brand.’
The Fast and The Farmer(ish) is yet to be given a release date by BBC Three.
Credit: Original article published here.