Our Yorkshire Farm neighbours reveal what Amanda Owen’s family are like off-screen

Our Yorkshire Farm neighbours reveal what Amanda Owen’s family are like off-screen


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Our Yorkshire Farm has become a huge hit with viewers, making stars of Amanda and Clive Owen and their nine children – but seeing their rise to fame has been a strange experience for their neighbours, who don't don't watch the show.

Patricia and Ronald Tyler have lived next door to Ravenseat Farm for 20 years and while they like their neighbours, they admitted to being a bit confused by the "pilgrimages" fans have been making to the remote area.

The Tylers moved to rural Upper Swaledale from London to escape busy city life, but two decades on have found that their retirement is not as peaceful as they'd hoped now that they live next door to celebrities.

Patricia told Yorkshire Live: "They are fantastic neighbours. They are there if we need them not intrusive. The gamekeeper lives near as well and they are all very good neighbours – happy and content."

However, talking about how life had changed since the Channel 5 documentary series took off, she said that there were constant visitors to the area who are desperate for a glimpse of Amanda.

She said: "It all started when Julia Bradbury did one of her programmes down here and Amanda got to know her.

"Now that she's written her books and done everything people come down a lot now. It's almost like a pilgrimage.

"She (Amanda) has got a huge fan base. We get people who come down and if she is closed they will travel miles to get home and then come back the next day. I think people just want to see her."

Patricia added that she didn't really understand why people were so keen on trying to visit Amanda and her family at the farm.

She said: "That's one of the sad things. It seems like people like to live their lives vicariously."

While scores of viewers tune in to each episode of Our Yorkshire Farm, the Tylers admitted they are not among them because the farming issues the programme covers are a little too close to home for them.

Patricia explained: "We don't watch it. It's too real for us. We already know everything that happens."

The Owens and their nine children document their busy lives on the farm, where even the youngest of their children take on responsibility for caring for the animals.

Amanda in particular has become a popular TV star with viewers since the series began.

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