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The Fast and the Farmer-ish Gets Season 2 Renewal from BBC Three and BBC Northern Ireland



The competitive tractor-racing format devised by Alleycats will return for a second series, according to BBC Three, in collaboration with BBC Northern Ireland and with backing from Northern Ireland Screen.

The Fast and the Farmer-ish, hosted by YouTube farming star Tom Pemberton, sees tractor drivers from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland put their skills, nerves, creativity, and teamwork to the test as they take on spectacular challenges. Young farmers and their tractors compete in regional heats in teams of three, hoping to earn the chance to represent their nation in the final and become The Fast and The Farmer-ish Champions!

Tom Pemberton, Presenter, says: “I have absolutely loved being a part of this brilliant and original new series for BBC Three and meeting other young people across the UK that are as passionate about farming as I am has been amazing. After a cracking response to series one I am so excited we get to do it all again soon – bring on the madness!”

Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, says: “As one of the first shows to be commissioned as a result of the BBC Three creative partnerships with the Nations, I am thrilled that The Fast and the Farmer-ish will be returning for a second series. The development of returning formats and building big new brands for the future is one of the primary goals of this partnership – a collaboration which has enabled us to showcase talent from all corners of the UK and to deliver original, entertaining and never-before-seen shows like this one to BBC Three audiences.”

Eddie Doyle, Head of Content Commissioning, BBC Northern Ireland says: “We are delighted to announce that The Fast And The Farmer-ish will be back for another series of high-octane tractor antics. The current series has been a real hit with audiences and gave our local farmers in Northern Ireland ultimate bragging rights having lifted the trophy on their home turf. I know we can look forward to more of the same competition and craic among the nations farmers in the next series!”

Filming and transmission details of the second series will be announced in due course.

The series was re-commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, and Eddie Doyle, Head of Commissioning, BBC Northern Ireland. The commissioning editors for the BBC are Clare Mottershead and Mary McKeagney. The Executive Producers for Alleycats are Des Henderson and Ed Stobart. eOne will be distributing the series internationally.

The first series of The Fast and the Farmer-ish is available now as a boxset on BBC iPlayer.