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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Jessica Sansome

Channel 5 shares statement on fate of Our Yorkshire Farm after Amanda Owen splits from husband Clive

Fans of hit Channel 5 show Our Yorkshire Farm have been left saddened after Amanda Owen confirmed her split from husband Clive. The couple, who have been married for 22 years, rose to fame through the Channel 5 show which follows their life on Ravenseat Farm.

Despite their split, they will continue to work together on the farm and co-parent their nine children - aged from 21 to five years old. It comes after they released a statement last year admitting they were experiencing a “rocky patch” in their marriage and asked for privacy.

They said in a joint statement posted on Amanda's Instagram account, where she posts as Yorkshire Shepherdess, on Thursday night (June 9): "Clive and I are sad to confirm that we have made the difficult decision to separate. This hasn’t been easy, but we both believe it’s the right choice for the future of our family.

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"Although we are no longer a couple, we continue to work on the farm and co-parent together, with our number one priority the happiness and well-being of our children.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support and would ask that the media please respect our privacy as we work through this difficult time."

As for their work with Channel 5, the network has issued a statement. A spokesperson told "We respect the privacy of Amanda and Clive Owen at this time. They are very much a part of the Channel 5 family and we will continue to work with them in the future."

It comes after the former couple released a statement in October 2021 following media speculation over the state of their marriage. They said at the time: "With the TV show and the books we’ve always aimed to show the reality of life on the farm, and just like any marriage we have our stresses and strains, coupled with all the complexities of what we do on the farm and bringing up nine kids.

Amanda and Clive have announced their split after 22 years of marriage (Channel 5)

"We’re a normal family and we’ve never said our marriage is perfect. Unfortunately, the constant intrusion into our lives from the media has amplified a rocky patch that we’re going through."

Then in December last year, Amanda appeared on the Lorraine Kelly's ITV show to talk about the speculation. At the time it was suggested that Amanda had been living away from Ravenseat Farm in a separate rented property.

The couple run the 2,000-acre hill farm in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, and take care of about 1,000 sheep. Our Yorkshire Farm first launched in 2018 and Amanda, 47, recently published a book titled Celebrating The Seasons With The Yorkshire Shepherdess, which features stories and pictures from their lives in the countryside, alongside seasonal recipes.

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