2017-08-23 

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Yorkshire Vet Stars to host Host Countryside Live

TV favourites Julian Norton and Peter Wright will take centre stage at the Great Yorkshire Showground this Autumn with a new “The Yorkshire Vet at Countryside Live” event.

Peter Wright and Julian Norton from The Yorkshire Vet will be the star attractions of the two-day event in Harrogate which will be bigger and better than ever.

Peter Wright and Julian Norton

Peter Wright and Julian Norton

Countryside Live, which has been running at the Great Yorkshire Showground for 14 years, will get a whole new look thanks to an exciting new partnership with The Yorkshire Vet and Channel 5.

New features will include live Yorkshire Vet shows in the Main Ring, an expanded children’s section including Channel 5’s Milkshake Live show and pop up country pub as well as special guests.

There is also the chance to get up close to real-life farm animals, as well as plenty of opportunities to learn about the countryside in an entertaining and inclusive way. For the adults there’s delicious food and drink showcasing both Yorkshire and the UK’s very best produce and of course lots of shopping too!

Julian and Peter are already hugely popular at the showground, attracting queues of fans at the Great Yorkshire Show where they had a special meet and greet area. They were at the show, which attracts over 130,000 visitors over three days, filming The Yorkshire Vet special episode which will air next month on Channel 5. Countryside Live is the Great Yorkshire Show’s sister event which is always held in the Autumn. This year, it will be on Saturday October 21st and Sunday 22nd.

Nigel Pulling, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society said:
“After 14 years of putting on a successful Countryside Live, we are absolutely delighted to be joining forces with the hugely popular stars of The Yorkshire Vet. We saw how popular they were at the Great Yorkshire and are sure they will go down a storm in the first ever Yorkshire Vet at Countryside Live.”

Peter Wright, said:
"We are delighted to bring The Yorkshire Vet to Countryside Live to the people who watch us, it's a new and exciting era for the show. We’re really looking forward to meeting as many people who love the show as possible"

Julian Norton said:
"I am very much looking forward to Countryside Live in Harrogate this year. The event is a celebration of the fantastic rural and agricultural heritage of Yorkshire. Some of the county's finest livestock will be on display and should inspire everyone from the youngest-would-be-vet to the oldest farmer.

“Peter and I will be taking to the stage and we’ve some surprises and treats in store for everyone and we’ll be holding some Q and A sessions in the main arena where fans of the show will get to meet us and ask questions. There'll be plenty more in-store for visitors so I hope to see you there."

Greg Barnett, Channel commissioner of The Yorkshire Vet said:
“I’m delighted fans of the series will be able to enjoy a great family day out in beautiful Yorkshire.”

Countryside Live 2017

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