2 - 5 August 2018 - Blenheim Palace | BBC Countryfile Live

Adam Henson

Born into a farming family, Adam gained experience with animals and farming from an early age.  Adam achieved a HND in Agriculture at Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in Devon, where he met his business partner Duncan Andrews.

Having succeeded Bemborough Farm tenancy from his father, Adam now runs the 650-hectare estate with Duncan Andrews,  growing wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape, alongside a flock of 350 commercial ewes.  They also run the Cotswold Farm Park which pioneers rare breed conservation.  Set up in 1971 by Adam’s father, this award-winning tourist attraction now welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year.

Adam started in television in 2001 when he was chosen, from 3,500 applicants, to be a presenter for BBC Countryfile, and has since put his farming knowledge to good use, broadcasting on a wide range of programmes for both radio and TV.

Do you have a favourite spot in the countryside?

I love the rolling Cotswold Hills where I was born and still work today.  In contrast to this, the West Coast of Scotland, particularly the Inner and Outer Hebrides are absolutely stunning.  Filming has taken me there a number of times and the dramatic scenery and white sandy beaches never fail to take my breath away.

What’s been your most memorable moment while making Countryfile? (On or off camera.)

When I first won the competition to have a go at presenting on the show and got to work alongside the great John Craven.  John came to the Cotswold Farm Park and we stood amongst our Highland cattle as he introduced me to the viewers as a new Countryfile presenter.

What are you most looking forward to at BBC Countyfile Live 2017?

I am very excited about creating a much bigger and better Adam's Farm area.  Last year visitors to the show absolutely loved meeting the baby animals and finding out all about food and farming.  Thankfully my schedule means I am going to be spending a lot more time there, meeting the visitors to the show.  It is also a great opportunity to spend time with the other presenters, as we rarely get to film together. 

Adam Henson



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