TV vets take centre stage at Countryside Live

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TV favourites Julian Norton and Peter Wright, stars of The Yorkshire Vet series, will take centre stage at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate this autumn.

Peter Wright and Julian Norton will be the star attractions of the two-day event, which has been running at the Great Yorkshire Showground for 14 years.

With Countryside Live’s new partnership with The Yorkshire Vet and Channel 5, new features at the event 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.

Wright and Norton attracted queues of fans at the Great Yorkshire Show in the summer, where they had a special meet and greet area.

They were at the show, which attracts more than 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 21 and Sunday 22.

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.”

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.”