BBC to broadcast live from Great Yorkshire Show

  • The One Show is to be broadcast live from the Great Yorkshire Show this year.

    BBC’s popular evening hour-long weekday programme will be broadcast from the show on 15 July.

    It will be the first time that the entire programme has been broadcast live from an agricultural event.

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    Equestrian highlights at the event includes top showjumping action – such as the Cock O’The North Championship – showing and a Shetland pony Grand National.

    Presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones will be looking behind the scenes and trying their hands at traditional rural skills at the event, which is in its 157th year.

    Bill Cowling, director of the Great Yorkshire Show, said: “The One Show has a hugely successful formula of combining the fun and quirky with information and insight, which is a similar ethos to our own.

    “On the one hand we showcase the best of British farming and on the other it’s a fun day out for all the family so there is much synergy between us.

    “I’m sure our visitors will relish seeing what lies behind creating a successful TV programme as well as meeting Matt, Alex and the team as they experience the Great Yorkshire Show for themselves.”

    The programme’s set will be recreated at the centre of the event on the President’s Lawn, overlooking the main ring.

    Series editor Gareth Collett said that the programme likes to reflect what people are talking about and doing across the country.

    He said the Great Yorkshire Show has always been an important part of the year not only for the people of Yorkshire, but for the farming community as well.

    “So it makes perfect sense for us to seize this opportunity to make our first visit to such a historic and still very relevant event,” he added.

    “I also hear the pies are good.”

    Around 130,000 people attend the event each year and this year’s show runs from 14-16 July.

    Visit www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk for full information and tickets.

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