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Emmerdale Kelvin Fletcher to take on Amanda Owen as he lands rival farming show

Kelvin Fletcher is set to take on Amanda Owen after buying his own farm and landing a show about it.

The former Emmerdale actor told fans he has "jumped in at the deep end" and splashed out on a farm in the Peak District, and that he and his family are going to feature in a BBC documentary about it.

It seems he is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Amanda's show, Our Yorkshire Farm, which has been a big hit.

Kelvin – who is best known for playing Andy Sugden in the ITV soap – shared his exciting news on Instagram along with a picture of him and his wife Eliza and their two kids standing next to a tractor.

"So happy to finally announce this!" wrote the actor.

"If you've been sat there wondering what these random farming and outdoor pictures are all about well now you know!

"We have literally jumped in at the deep end and bought a farm! A reluctant wife, 2 crazy kids and a husband with knowledge of farming you could write on the back of a stamp!

"What could possibly go wrong?!"

BBC Studios Documentary Unit has commissioned six episodes of Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure, which will follow the family as they move their lives to the 120 acre 18th-century farm to start a farming business.

Fans have said they think former Strictly winner Kelvin will do brilliantly as a farmer.

"You must have learnt a thing or two from Emmerdale," one person said in the comments section, while another said the actor would "smash it".

Another posted: "Can't wait to watch this. Love anything you do. Amazing family. You will do it."

"All that farming experience on Emmerdale finally put to good use," said another.

Top Gear star Paddy McGuinness was among those to comment, saying it was "amazing".

"Good luck pal," he wrote. "Put me down for eggs, milk and a crop circle."

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