Amanda Owen ‘will not appear in Channel 5’s new series set to replace Our Yorkshire Farm’ – five months after splitting from husband Clive
Amanda Owen will reportedly not appear in Channel 5‘s planned replacement for Our Yorkshire Farm, which will star her estranged husband Clive and their eldest son.
The series’ future was thrown into doubt when Amanda announced her split from husband Clive earlier this year.
Now, Channel 5 have announced plans for a new series focusing on Clive and his son Reuben, titled Beyond The Yorkshire Farm: Reuben & Clive, which sees the pair launch a digging business together.
In the works! Amanda Owen will reportedly not appear in Channel 5’s planned replacement for Our Yorkshire Farm, which will star her estranged husband Clive and their eldest son
The show, which will begin on December 6, will chart the challenges Reuben faces during his first year in business, supported by his father Clive, best friend Tom and girlfriend Sarah.
It comes just a day after Channel 5 confirmed that Our Yorkshire Farm would not return following Amanda and Clive’s split.
Factual boss Daniel Pearl told The Mirror: ‘The Owens have become everyone’s favourite farming family and millions have enjoyed watching their unique way of life. It’s fantastic that we can now all follow Reuben and Clive on their next adventure.
‘We remain absolutely committed to the whole wonderful Owen family and hope to announce new projects with Amanda very soon.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Channel 5 and Amanda Owen for comment.
In the works: Channel 5 have announced plans for a new series focusing on Clive and his son Reuben, after Amanda announced she had split from the farmer in June
It comes just days after Amanda reunited with her former co-star Clive to attend their 21-year-old daughter Raven’s graduation from York St John University, where she had been studying biomedicine.
Amanda – who previously said she and Clive would continue to co-parent their nine children – shared pictures and wrote on Instagram: ‘A first-class week for Raven. What an incredible achievement.
‘So proud to see her graduate at the glorious @york_minster_official @yorkstjohn. No amount of rain could dampen our spirits.
‘#Yorkshire #degree #study #biomedicine #firstclass #proud #university #york #yorkminister.’
In one snap shared on Saturday, Amanda and Clive stand together with Raven and their 19-year-old son Reuben under an arch.
Hooray! It comes just days after Amanda reunited with her former co-star Clive to attend their 21-year-old daughter Raven’s graduation from York St John University
Exes: She met her husband in 1995 when he was already divorced with two children, after she arrived at his farm as a 21-year-old trainee shepherdess (pictured together in 2016)
Another sees Raven posing with her proud parents in front of York Minster.
Amanda made her first TV appearance alongside Clive in 2011 on ITV’s The Dales, before they landed their own Channel 5 show Our Yorkshire Farm in 2018.
However, in June, following months of rumours regarding the state of their marriage, Amanda and Clive issued a joint statement saying they had made ‘the difficult decision to separate’.
Woohoo! The TV personality, 48, and her co-star, 67, attend their 21-year-old daughter Raven’s (centre left) graduation from York St John University with their son Reuben, 19
Proud mum: Amanda – who previously said she and Clive would continue to co-parent their nine children – took to Instagram on Saturday to share a slew of snaps from the big day
Deserving: In her caption, she wrote: ‘A first class week for Raven. What an incredible achievement’
She met her husband in 1995 when he was already divorced with two children, after she arrived at his farm as a 21-year-old trainee shepherdess.
It didn’t take long for the couple get hitched, with five children quickly following.
The couple appeared as regulars on Adrian Edmondson’s 2011 ITV documentary series The Dales alongside the Reverend Ann Chapman, the vicar of four small churches, and a number of others living in rural Yorkshire.
The public were quick to fall for the couple and their unusual love story, dubbing them the ‘Kardashians of the Countryside’.
Sweet: The mother and daughter duo posed up for a selfie on the day
Time to celebrate: Raven looked proud in her cap and gown as she celebrated her graduation
Amanda’s rise from farmer to household name
2000 – Clive and Amanda get married
2011 – Clive and Amanda appear in The Dales
Amanda begins making more media appearances, offering interviews about giving birth on the farm and motherhood in remote Yorkshire
2014 – Amanda releases her first book The Yorkshire Shepherdess. It reached the bestseller top ten and the film rights were sold
2015 – The family appeared in an episode of New Lives In The Wild UK with Ben Fogle, a Channel 5 programme
2017 – Amanda releases a A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess. She also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity
2018 – Couple land their own TV show, Our Yorkshire Farm. It’s an immediate hit, with over three million viewers watching each episode.
2019 – Amanda released a third book Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess and was the subject of Radio 4’s On Your Farm.
Meanwhile she also appeared on the podcast Trees A Crowd with David Oakes.
2020 – Our Yorkshire Farm becomes a runaway hit in lockdown, with millions tuning into each episode on Channel 5.
Amanda begins making solo appearances on a variety of TV shows, becoming a regular guest on programmes such as Lorraine and This Morning to offer comment on parenting and life on the farm
2021 – Channel 5 broadcast the first episode of series 14 of Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild, which saw Fogle back at Ravenseat Farm.
Meanwhile Amanda was featured as one of the four celebrities travelling with a 360 degree camera in series two of BBC 4’s Winter Walks.
She also released two further books Tales From the Farm and Celebrating The Seasons, both of which she spent time heavily promoting.
November – Neighbours told MailOnline Amanda and Clive had been living apart for months after she ‘got caught up in the spotlight’ of her Channel 5 programme
June 2022 – Amanda and Clive announce their break up
July – Amanda makes her first TV appearance since the break up
They began making further media appearances and offering interviews to media about their family, with Amanda regularly opening up about life as a mother of nine.
In November 2015, the family appeared in an episode of New Lives In The Wild UK with Ben Fogle, a Channel 5 programme made by Warner Brothers’ Renegade Pictures.
By this stage, Amanda was picking up her own media appearances, as well as releasing her first book The Yorkshire Shepherdess.
In 2017, she released a further tome A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess and appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity.
The popularity of the family led to their own observational documentary series on Channel 5 called Our Yorkshire Farm, which started in 2018.
It quickly became a hit, and was one of the channel’s most popular programmes with more than three million viewers watching each episode.
By 2019, Amanda was releasing a third book Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess and was the subject of Radio 4’s On Your Farm.
Meanwhile she also appeared on the podcast Trees A Crowd with David Oakes.
Meanwhile Our Yorkshire Farm became an unlikely lockdown hit, proving to be the most-watched programme in a 9pm slot for two weeks in a row in August.
At the time, viewers said the show was the best TV series they had seen in years, with many saying they couldn’t wait for the next instalment.
The shepherdess began making solo appearances on a variety of TV shows, becoming a regular guest on programmes such as Lorraine and This Morning to offer comment on parenting and life on the farm.
Meanwhile Amanda was featured as one of the four celebrities travelling with a 360 degree camera in series two of BBC 4’s Winter Walks, with her episode featuring a journey through Wensleydale and Raydale.
She also filmed a couple of reports for Live: Winter on the Farm, broadcast on Channel 5 between December 6 and 9 2021 and appeared as the featured guest on Radio 4’s The Poet Laureate Has Gone To His Shed with Simon Armitage.
Meanwhile she released two further books Tales From the Farm and Celebrating The Seasons, both of which she spent time heavily promoting.
In November last year, neighbours told MailOnline she and Clive had been living apart for months after she ‘got caught up in the spotlight’ of her Channel 5 programme.
Amanda moved into their rental property down the road from Ravenseat Farm in Swaledale, where Clive has been staying in the farmhouse, villagers said.
Clive was understood to be ‘desperate’ to repair their relationship and ‘feared’ their marriage would end in divorce.
Meanwhile Amanda continued to give media interviews saying that she ‘didn’t regret’ inviting the public into her life through Our Yorkshire Farm – despite reports her fame left her marriage on the rocks.
But earlier this year, the couple confirmed they had split.
The news left fans of the show dismayed but it was no surprise to friends of the couple.
A source close to Clive and Amanda said: ‘It’s really sad for both of them that it’s come to this, especially with such a large family and some of them so young.
‘It’s been an open secret across the dale for a long time that they have been having problems and have been living apart.
‘Amanda has been living in their holiday let, a cottage just under a mile away from Ravenseat and Clive has been staying at the farm where he’s always been.’
Locals speaking to The Sun have claimed the split came after there were ‘rumours for ages’ that she had become friendly with a cameraman, though they said there was ‘no suggestion of an affair.’
Following the split, TV insiders said Amanda plans to ‘go solo’ having booked in meetings with TV execs and even taken on a PR agency, explaining: ‘This is now her golden opportunity to shine and start earning millions as a solo commodity, through both brand endorsements and a new show.’
Saying there is ‘absolutely no reason’ why she couldn’t carry a series alone, they added: ‘Amanda has everything going for her, likeability, knowledge, beauty, PR nous and, crucially, she’s a natural on camera.’
Over: The couple shared a joint statement on social media confirming they had split in June