JB of JLS boyband fame filming at Tiptree farm for TV “Summer on the Farm” – screening Wednesday 16 June
JB caused huge excitement in the jam factory and the Tiptree tea room when he was spotted filming for Channel 5 “Summer on the Farm” which will be screened on Wednesday 16th June at 8 p.m.; it will be part of a week of programmes about farm life in the UK from Cannon Hall Farm South Yorkshire. JB has a special interest in farming and now has his own farm in Kent rearing Kelly Bronze turkeys and Tamworth pigs while continuing his music career.
Filmed on one of the hottest days of the year JB started the morning looking at strawberry growing, hearing about the delayed harvest of Little Scarlet strawberries and getting an update on the latest technology on the farm from Chris Newenham, joint managing director of Wilkin & Sons, who said: “we very much enjoyed our time filming on the farm with JB, he was highly engaging and the staff were thrilled to meet him, sadly he didn't sing for us though on this occasion!”
JB was keen to see strawberries being made into jam so Tracy Warren took him on a short tour of the factory, before he had a cream tea in the tea room’s secret garden.