Former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher returns to ITV with new show

Former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher is set to return to ITV with a brand new TV show.

Titled Fletcher's Family Farm, the series will follow Kelvin, his wife Liz and their four young sons as they manage a farm in England's Peak District. The eight episode documentary-style series will follow the family's highs and lows, set to air later this year.

"When we embarked on this new chapter of our lives, we couldn't have imagined what an extraordinary journey it would be. Since the arrival of our two newborn twins last year, it has been even more of a rollercoaster ride." the couple said in a statement about the show (via The Sun).

"Navigating farming life with four small kids is certainly a challenge but one full of laughter and unforgettable memories."

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"We are so excited to invite viewers into our lives like never before – we hope to share the beauty and unpredictable joy of life on our farm," they added.

The actor previously appeared on a similar series for the BBC called Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure, which followed his family's early days in their new job.

"We are thrilled to have Kelvin, Liz and the whole family showing us the ropes of what it takes to run a working farm," ITV's Commissioner, Leanne Clarke, said of the show. "I'm sure it will prove to be a thoroughly entertaining adventure for them and our audience."

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Kelvin has plenty of experience as a farmer, both in his personal life and on-screen, having starred as farmer Andy Sugden on Emmerdale between 1996 and 2016.

The actor recently joked about the prospect of returning to the soap, commenting on a Instagram post from the soap covering a recent storyline involving Will Taylor and Sam Dingle.

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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